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18 January 2017
Three-day meeting in the town of Banja Koviljaca
The implementation of the Regional Housing Program (RHP), for the accommodation of refugees through grant measures, the acquisition of village households and the allocation of packages of construction materials was the main topic of the three-day meeting held in Banja Koviljaca and organized by the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia. The meeting was attended by Ms. Andrijana Petkovic from the Ministry for Public Administration and Local Self Government, by the Trustees ... more
1 January 2017
Reception-transit center Divljana put in function
A Reception-transit center Divljana center near the city of Nis, with the total capacity of 150 beds, began to accommodate migrants on 31 December 2016. This center houses families. Before the Center opening extensive works were completed in order to fully equip the building for this purpose. Namely, works on the rehabilitation of the first pavilion, the heating system, the rehabilitation of other pavilions for accommodation were completed, as well as construction works on the rehabilitation ... more
27 December 2016
Handover of keys of flats and prefabricated houses for refugees residing in the Municipality of Lazarevac
Ceremony of keys handing over (38 flats and 4 prefabricated houses) to refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia residing on the territory of Lazarevac Municipality took place today. Praising refugees for their patience Mr Vladimir Cucic, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration, said he was glad that refugee families will celebrate Christmas at their homes. "I am glad that the keys are delivered on the eve of New Year and Christmas because you will be able to ... more
20 December 2016
Renovation of two more barracks in the Asylum center of Krnjaca
Renovation of two more barracks in the Asylum center of Krnjaca Assistant Commissioner for Refugees and Migration, the Representative of the UN Refugee Agency, Regional Refugee Coordinator of the USA, Programme Manager of the Catholic Relief Services as well as representatives of the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation today opened two newly renovated barracks for refugees in the Asylum Centre of Krnjaca. Danijela Popovic-Rocco, Assistant Commissioner for Refugees and Migration noted that “In response to the large ... more
19 December 2016
Exhibition of photographs New home
Mr Vladimir Cucić, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia, said at the opening of photo exibition New home that EU allocated 77 million euros for Serbia under the Regional Housing Programme to help provosion of housing for some 45,000 refugees. On this occasion, Mr Cucic said that construction of 4 buildings in the village of Ovča with 235 apartments has started this year, while 270 apartments are planned for refugees in Kamendin, ... more
19 December 2016
Three meals per day for every migrant in the Reception-transit center of Presevo
Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, in cooperation with implement partners and donors, from the beginning of migrant crisis and founding of the Reception-transit center in Presevo in July 2015, provided three meals and snacks for each migrant in this center.On this occasion Commissariat expresses gratitude to all the implement partners and donors who help to provide food for migrants.It remains unclear in whose name representative of the Red Cross in Presevo speaks when he says ... more
19 December 2016
Presentation of the Regional Housing Programme in the municipality of Temerin
Municipality of Temerin hosted a presentation of the Regional Housing Programme regarding the purchase of rural households in Serbia on 15 December 2016. Within the first RHP subproject for the municipality of Temerin seven prefabricated houses are being awarded; within the second subproject four prefabricated houses and ten packages of construction materials; within the fourth subproject 20 apartments for housing in a socially supportive environment and 20 rural households; within the fifth subproject 64 apartments for ... more
18 December 2016
Press Release of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration on the occasion of the International Migrants day on 18 December
Commissariat for Refugees and Migration awaits International Migrants day, 18 December, with more than 5,500 migrants accommodated in permanent and reception-transit centers. More than 900,000 migrants have passed through our country since the beginning of the migrant crisis, in the mid of last year. Today, as well as many times before, we express concern that the migrant crisis is far from over, migrant route is only conditionally closed, and it seems that Europe is even further ... more
16 December 2016
Exhibition “New home” in Belgrade until 19 January 2017
Exhibition “New home” will be opened on Monday 19 December 2016 at 1 pm, in thew premises of “Impact Hub”, 21 Makedonska St. Belgrade. The exhibition will feature 60 photographs that illustrate the results of two major initiatives supported by the EU to resolve permanent accommodation and integration of refugees and displaced persons in Serbia and the region. Namely, the Regional Housing Programme (RHP) which is worth more than 300 million euros and the project “For ... more
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
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