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DRC's programming in Serbia began in 1993 and has grown out of DRC's comprehensive interventions in response to the large-scale forced migration resulting from the wars in the former Yugoslav republics triggered by the dissolution of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. During the so-called European migration crisis in 2015, DRC launched additional emergency relief operations to provide protection and assistance to persons of concern and support the Government of Serbia in tackling migration management challenges and responding to humanitarian needs. Since March 2022, DRC has been involved in supporting vulnerable persons arriving from Ukraine.

02 Oct 2023

Beaten by police, bitten by dogs, and robbed of all rights: New Report Reveals Alarming Pushbacks and Violations at Europe's borders

21 Jun 2023

Teaching youth in Serbia about gender-based violence and rights

14 Apr 2023

Serbia: Ukrainian refugees attend online risk education 

16 Mar 2023

DRC Secretary General: We have reached 3 million Ukrainians

06 Mar 2023

From Ukraine to Serbia: A living nightmare to escape war

26 Jan 2023

Protecting Rights at Borders: Beaten, punished, and pushed back


Source: | UNHCR

Core sectors Serbia

Economic Recovery
Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding
Shelter and Settlements
Camp Coordination and Camp Management
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PRAB reports

31 Jan 2024

PRAB policy notes

30 May 2023

Infographics: DRC Ukraine Crisis Response and a Summary of Achievements in Europe 2022-23

16 Mar 2023

Ukraine - One year of war: Report on DRC's crisis response

10 Mar 2023

Dashboards | Ukraine crisis response

01 Sep 2022

Why we are there

Anchored in interventions in the former Yugoslavia since 1993, DRC is a well-known actor in the region and has been able to continue to respond to post-conflict needs among people affected by the derived crises.

The arrival of people in Serbia in 2015, during what is often labelled as the Europeam migration crisis, led DRC to expand its programming and launch further emergency relief operations. This includes protection services and assistance to persons of concern, as well as supporting the Government of Serbia in tackling migration management challenges and responding to the increasing humanitarian needs. 

What we do

DRC supports vulnerable individuals and communities affected by the Yugoslav conflict and its aftermath, as well as people on the move in Serbia. This entails engagement in the health sector, provision of psychosocial assistance, shelter support, cash-based assistance, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) interventions. DRC's support aims to improve reception conditions in Transit, Reception and Asylum centers in Serbia, as well as access to protection services, and targets men, women and children at risk.

Working in collaboration with

European Union in Serbia
European Union in Serbia
Latter-Day Saint Charities
Latter-Day Saint Charities
UNFPA in Serbia
UNFPA in Serbia
UNHCR in Serbia
UNHCR in Serbia
UNICEF in Serbia
UNICEF in Serbia
US Department of State
US Department of State
WHO in Serbia
WHO in Serbia


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