Serbia

Latest info - October 2017: Children repeatedly abused by border authorities


Activities 

Since 2014, MSF has provided medical and psychological assistance channels for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Serbia.

Preševo

MSF teams were present in Miratovac to provide medical assistance to hundreds of people who walked across the border between the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Serbia.

Šid

In Šid, MSF operated inside a transit centre next to the train station and set up eight large heated tents with a capacity for more than 2,000 people. Activities were handed over in March, as camp numbers had fallen and other organisations were meeting the needs there.

Subotica

From April to November 2016, MSF assisted people stranded in appalling conditions around Subotica. MSF carried out 7,407 medical consultations, and registered a steady and significant increase in various violence-related traumas. During 2016, MSF treated 82 people for dog bites, irritations from tear gas and pepper spray, or injuries from beatings inflicted on them as they attempted to cross the Serbian-Hungarian border.

Belgrade

Since 2014, MSF has provided basic medical and mental healthcare to people in reception and asylum facilities and operated mobile clinics. MSF conducted more than 18,000 consultations in 2016, and focused on providing services to undocumented migrants living in abandoned train depots, without access to healthcare.

Read about MSF’s activities in other countries in 2016

Year MSF first worked in the country: 1991.

2016 Key figures
Outpatient consultations 39,600
Group mental health consultations 3,700

individual mental health consultations

1,700
No. staff in 2016 8
2015 Expenditure €1.7 million

 

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