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1 December 2016
9TH RHP STEERING COMMITTEE AND 13TH RHP FUND ASSEMBLY OF DONORS MEETINGS HELD IN PARIS
The 9th meeting of the RHP Steering Committee and the 13th meeting of the RHP Fund Assembly of Donors took place on 1 December in the premises of the Council of Europe Development Bank in Paris. Three new grant proposals, two for Montenegro (0.9 MEUR and 1.4 MEUR) and one for Serbia (9.2 MEUR) were approved by the RHP Assembly of Donors today. In addition, the Donors approved Bosnia’s request for an increase of budget/scope in ... more
22 November 2016
Awarding the contracts to the 53 local self-governments representatives for the implementation of the 899 housing solutions within the fifh and extension of the fourth sub-project of the Regional Housing Program of the Republic of Serbia for refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia
The ceremony of awarding the contracts to the 53 local self-governments representatives for implementation of the 899 housing solutions for refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, wich have not yet been taken care permanently, took place today in the Club of the Deputies in Belgrade. The housing solutions were awarded within the fifth and extension of the fourth sub-project of the Regional Housing Program of the Republic of Serbia (RHP). Thus, for the refugee ... more
10 November 2016
Slovakia donates gas stoves for the Reception-transit center in the town of Kikinda
Embassy of Slovakia in Serbia handed out eight gas stoves to the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, intended for Reception-transit center in Kikinda, which should be opened in ten days.The donation was handed by Ambassador of Slovakia to Serbia Ms Dagmar Repčekova. During the short ceremony she noted that the country has helped Serbia during the migrant crisis, and will continue to provide help.Ms Repček stated that last year Slovakia donated 371,000 euros for the ... more
1 November 2016
US delegation pays a visit to the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration
Nancy Izzo Jackson, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration of the U.S. Department of State, visited yesterday the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration.The U.S. delegation led by Ms Jackson also comprised Jerry Kalarickal, Programme Officer for the Balkans in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Sam Healy, Regional Coordinator for Refugees and Aida Kuric, Specialist for Refugee Issue at the U.S. Embassy in Serbia.The delegation was received by the ... more
21 October 2016
Significant progress in construction of apartments in Ovča
Work on the construction of 235 apartments for refugees in the Belgrade suburb Ovča has made a significant progress. Construction workers in the site are working at full speed. According to plan, four buildings should be completed by the end of 2017. Apartments in Ovča are constructed within the third sub-project of the Regional Housing Project of the Republic of Serbia for refugee families from BiH and Croatia with a permanent residence in Belgrade. The foundation ... more
18 October 2016
Representatives of the SCRM and local councils for migration in a study visit to Germany
The representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, local councils for migration and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) were in a study visit to Germany from 11 to 15 October 2016, in order to familiarize with the best practices of integration of migrants, with special focus on the local level. The visit was organized within the framework of the IOM/UNDP Global Joint Programme on “Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies” financed by the Swiss ... more
18 October 2016
Meeting of the Supervisory Board for the implementation of the RHP in Serbia
The Supervisory Board for the implementation of the Regional Housing Programme in the Republic of Serbia (RHP) held a meeting on 18 October 2016 at the premises of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration.The meeting was attended by representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration and Project Implementation Unit. The meeting was opened Mr Veljko Odalovic in his capacity as a member of the Commission for Coordination of Permanent Refugee Integration. He underlined the ... more
15 September 2016
Round Table “Roles and responsibilities in the process of capacity enhancement and provision of the response to migration challenges”
On 14 September 2016, the Round Table “Roles and responsibilities in the process of capacity enhancement and provision of the response to migration challenges” was organized within the Project “Enhancement of migration response capacities in Serbia” funded by the Embassy of Denmark in Serbia and implemented by Danish Refugee Council Serbia. The Round Table brought together the representatives of the key institutions dealing with mixed migration in Serbia including Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and ... more
12 September 2016
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons Chaloka Beyani visits Commissariat for Refugees and Migration
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons Chaloka Beyani visited the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration.Svetlana Velimirović, Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner Danijela Popović Rocco familiarized the Special Rapporteur with the progress that has been made regarding the protection and assistance provided to all internally displaced persons, and the possibilities that exist for establishing durable solutions for internally displaced persons.The meeting was organized within the visit of the Special Rapporteur ... more
9 September 2016
The foundation stone for the construction of 235 flats in Ovča
In a Belgrade suburb Ovča today was laid the foundation stone for the construction of 235 apartments intended for refugee families from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, residing on the territory of Belgrade, within the third sub-project of the Regional Housing Project of the Republic of Serbia (RHP). The project is worth 9.8 million euros. Of that amount, 5.4 million euros for the construction of these apartments have ... more
8 September 2016
Let’s paint their world
The Asylum Center in Krnjača hosted a charity event "Let’s paint their world", for migrant children, children without parental care and children in foster care. The event was organized by the company "Etihad Airways" and humanitarian organization "Waha". The event was attended by Parliament Speaker Ms Maja Gojkovic, Education Minister Mr Mladen Sarcevic, Minister for Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Mr Aleksandar Vulin,  Commissioner for Refugees and Migration Mr Vladimir Cucić, UAE Ambassador Juma Rashid ... more
30 August 2016
Three barracks reconstructed at the Asylum Center in Krnjača
The Center for asylum in Krnjača opened three reconstructed barracks, with the capacities for 200 migrants. The capacities are being expanded and reconstructed  in oder to be ready for the upcoming winter in case of prolonged staying of migrants in Serbia. With about 300.000 US dolars, reconstruction of facilities was helped by the NGO CRS and „Ana i Vlade Divac“ Foundation. CA Krnjača has now room for 800 migrants. By the end of October three additional barracks ... more
19 July 2016
Signing of a contract to build 235 apartments in Ovča
In the Belgrade City Hall contract to build 235 apartments in Ovča for refugees within the third sub-project of the Regional Housing Programme was signed. The works will start in late August, and moving in is expected in 14 months, said Mayor Mr. Siniša Mali. Trilateral agreement was signed by Mr. Luka Petrović, Director of the Agency for Investment and Construction of the City of Belgrade, Mr. Goran Kvrgić, Director of Project Management Unit Ltd. And ... more
19 July 2016
Meetings devoted to the RHP in Belgrade and Novi Sad
On 14 July 2016, in the hall of the Vojvodina Assembly, meeting was held in connection with the implementation of the Regional Housing Programme. The meeting was attended by Mr. Ivan Bosnjak, Secretary of State in the Ministry of State Administration and Local Government, Mr. Vladimir Cucić, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration, Mr. Dragan Ivkovic, Financial Director of Project Management Unit and numerous representatives of local governments in Vojvodina. The meeting was held with the support of ... more
15 July 2016
Celebration of Aid al-fitr in the asylum centers
The end of holy month of Ramadan and the start of Eid al-fitr was celebrated in the centers for asylum seekers. Eid al-fitr is one of the two most important Islamic holidays. This year it began on 5 July and ended on 7 July. It comes after the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, during which Muslims abstain from food and drink, evil thoughts and deeds. Pictures below illustrate the atmosphere in the asylum centers. ... more
1 July 2016
Moving into the apartments in Kamendin of 36 refugees and displaced families
Some 36 refugee and displaced families from Kosovo and Metohija, who lived in a collective center "PIM Krnjača", received today roof over their head in settlement Kamendin in Zemun. The opening ceremony was attended by Commissioner for Refugees and Migration Mr. Vladimir Cucić, Deputy Mayor of the City of Belgrade Mr. Andreja Mladenovic, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Mr. Oskar Benedikt, UNHCR representative in Serbia Mr. Hans Friedrich Shodder and city secretary for ... more
28 June 2016
Village houses for 69 refugee families due to RHP
The ceremony of handing out of the donation agreements for purchase of village houses under sub-project 3 of the Regional housing programme for 69 refugee families took place yesterday at Belgrade City Hall.    Mr Ivica Dačić, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and President of the Commission for Coordination of Permanent Refugee Integration of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, said he was pleased that "the second time in the last four months we gather ... more
1 June 2016
Public opinion survey – Attitudes towards asylum seekers, May 2016
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18 May 2016
Study visit to Slovenia as part of the twinning project Support to the national asylum system in the Republic of Serbia
In the period from 11 to 13 May 2016, within the twinning project "Support to the national asylum system in the Republic of Serbia" (Component 3 - Development of appropriate and timely support mechanisms for the integration of persons granted international protection in the Republic of Serbia), representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration visited the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. This component involves the examination and identification of all existing ... more
18 May 2016
Agreements for the economic empowerment of refugees and handing over of the first machines to refugee families
In the municipality of Pecinci on 17 May 2016 began the distribution of working machines and craft tools within the competition for economic empowerment of refugee families, conducted by the local government of Pećinci. For the realization of this competition means in the amount of two million dinars were provided by the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration and the municipality of Pećinci.Radmila Saric, municipal trustee for refugees and migration, handed over to the family of ... more
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