Serbia: Hygiene and Dignity Kits

Hygiene Kits Prevent Spread of Disease: Q2 2018

October 31, 2018

Dr. Dragana Marković, Miloš Macura, Mirko Rudić

Hygiene and Dignity Kits

Winterization Project Launched

The winterization project was successfully launched in January of this year. RMF Serbia continues to distribute hygiene kits at six camps throughout Serbia: Obrenovac Transit Center, Asylum Center Bogovađa, Asylum Center Krnjača, Asylum Center Banja Koviljača, Bosilegrad Transit Center, and Kikinda Transit Center.

In cooperation with the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, hygiene kits are being distributed according to the needs of each camp.

The project has significantly improved hygiene and helped prevent the spread of infectious diseases in 6 refugee camps throughout Serbia.

This project covers migrants of all ages, with kits designed for babies, men, and women. Women’s dignity kits include:

  • menstrual pads
  • cotton buds
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • an undershirt
  • towels
  • toilet paper
  • laundry detergent
  • wet and dry wipes
  • soap
  • shampoo

Men’s kits include:

  • towels
  • razors
  • toothpaste and toothbrush
  • shaving cream
  • cotton buds
  • shampoo
  • soap
  • toilet paper

Kits for babies include:

  • diaper cream
  • baby powder
  • cloth diapers
  • shampoo
  • soap
  • disposable diapers
  • a onesie
  • a pair of socks.

  • Promote the health of refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers across Serbia by distributing hygiene kits
  • Meet the hygienic needs of all, including men, women, and babies
  • Coordinate with other civil society actors and the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration

Since late 2017, RMF Balkans has distributed hygiene kits at 6 refugee camps throughout Serbia. This project covers migrants of all ages, with kits designed for babies and young children, men, and women.

The kits have significantly improved hygiene and helped prevent the spread of infectious disease throughout the camps. RMF Balkans is the only organization in Serbia that distributes complete hygiene kits to refugees and migrants.