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29 January 2016
Bulletin of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration focusing on increased influx of migrants in the period 1 – 15 January 2016
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21 January 2016
Press release of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration
Belgrade, 21 January 2016 - Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, in cooperation with other institutions of the Republic of Serbia, has managed to provide sufficient capacity to accommodate migrants passing through the Republic of Serbia. We are well aware of the weather conditions and we will not allow anyone to get frostbites due to lack of adequate certificate or because it expired. Regardless of the fact that a number of migrants were not asylum seekers and their ... more
19 January 2016
Bulletin of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration focusing on increased influx of migrants in 2015
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18 January 2016
Commisioner Stylianides visited reception and transit centres in Sid
The European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, together with the Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Aleksandar Vulin and the Commissioner for Refugees and Migration Vladimir Cucic, visited reception and transit centres in Sid and Adasevci, on Friday, 15. January 2015. Commissioner Stylianides toured the aid point Adasevci and inaugurated the extended child-friendly space which is used by mothers and babies for feeding and changing as well as for children ... more
4 January 2016
Sufficient quantities of warm clothes and shoes for migrants provided
The Republic of Serbia has sufficient capacity to provide all necessary assistance to migrants who pass through Serbia. All permanent and One Stop Centers for assisting migrants and asylum seekers are provided with sufficient food, warm clothing and footwear, the conditions for the provision of medical assistance, as well as all information about the asylum procedure. Commissariat for Refugees and Migration urges the civil society organizations that all the migrants should be addressing the institutions ... more
21 December 2015
Panel discussion on the occasion of the International Day of Migrants
Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia, with the support of the Swiss Cooperation Office Serbia and in cooperation with the weekly "Vreme", organized a panel discussion titled "Migratory flows in 2015 and future challenges". The forum was held on 18 December 2015, on the occasion of the International Day of Migrants in the Press Center UNS, and was attended by Vladimir Cucić, Commissioner for Refugees, Jean-Daniel Ruch, Swiss Ambassador to Serbia, An-Brigit ... more
17 December 2015
Construction of 13 houses for internally displaced persons in Kostolac
Požarevac, 16 December 2015 - Mayor of Požarevac, representative of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia and representative of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed a contract on the construction of 13 prefabricated houses in the municipality of Kostolac.Thirteen prefabricated houses will be built within the project "Support to the improvement of living conditions of forced migrants and the closure of collective centers" funded by the European Union, Delegation ... more
12 December 2015
Commissioner Cucić opens a humanitarian bazaar of handcrafts of women refugees
Commissioner for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia Vladimir Cucić, Prince Aleksandar and Princess Katarina opened the traditional Christmas Bazaar in the shopping center "Stadion" in Belgrade. For many years, HRH Princess Katherine Foundation organized humanitarian "Christmas Bazaar" to help the displaced, refugees and socially vulnerable people, who support themselves and their families by selling these artifacts. This year’s bazaar was attended by 45 women from all over Serbia. In her speech, HRH Princess Katherine pointed ... more
11 December 2015
Questionnaire for international and non governmental organizations in relation to work in reception transit centers for migrants
Please find attached Questionnaire for international and non- governmental organizations, which you can send to kirs@kirs.gov.rs For all relevant information you can contact Marija Bojic in Commissariat for Refugees and Migration at 011/285-75-86 or via e-mail: marija.bojic@kirs.gov.rs ... more
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10 December 2015
Press Release
Reaction of Commissioner for Refugees and Migration regarding the statement of the Ombudsman Saša Janković.
Belgrade, 10 December 2015 - In the last eight months, Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia is making huge efforts to ensure the passage for hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing Middle East and Africa. On that route, which has passed so far more than half a million people, including thousands of children, we have successfully responded to the challenge in terms of humanity and security. The EU and the whole ... more
20 November 2015
State Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Migration of Sweden visited Serbia
Mr. Lars Vestbrat, State Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Migration Morgan Johanson, paid a daylong visit to Serbia, which was aimed at improving bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the field of migration. During his visit, Mr. Vestbrat met with Commissioner for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia Vladimir Cucić. The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of Sweden in Serbia, HE Christer Asp, Deputy Ambassador Liselot ... more
19 November 2015
The European Union allocates one million euros to improve the asylum system in Serbia
On Thursday 19 November 2015, H.Е. Ambassador Michael Davenport, Head of the Delegation of the European Union of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Milosav Milickovic, State Secretary of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Vladimir Cucic, Commissioner of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Lars Westbratt, State Secretary for Migration, Ministry of Justice of Sweden, in the presence of high ranked representatives of the diplomatic core, international and nongovermental organisations and the ... more
3 November 2015
The EU has provided seven million euros to support migrants
Serbia has  received seven million euros from the European Union today to resolve the refugee crisis, primarily to increase the accommodation capacity, procurement of equipment and for human resources. Commissariat for Refugees and Migration will receive 1,5 million EUR to strengthen the operational capacity in order to support refugees and migrants’ needs and increase the capacity to coordinate assistance offered in the reception centers. Three grants of one million euros were provided to organizations HELP, ASB and ... more
2 November 2015
Contracts handed over to the representatives of 61 municipalities/cities in Serbia, where will be provided more than 2,000 durable housing solutions for refugees
In the premises of Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad, contracts were handed over to the representatives of 61 municipalities/cities, where, under the second, fourth and fifth sub-project of the Regional Housing Programme of the Republic of Serbia, will be constructed apartments, delivered packages of construction materials and provided housing solutions for refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia through provision of rural households. In total, more than2,000 durable and sustainable housing solutions will be ... more
29 October 2015
Roundtable on Migration: experience and challenges in the future
Vladimir Cucić, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration, participated in Roundtable on Migration: experience and challenges in the future, which was organized by the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy. Roundtable has been held within International Belgrade Book Fair, within the booth of Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy, in order to inform public on achievements during the year of 2015, as well as on challenges which the Republic of Serbia expects ... more
28 October 2015
Commissioner Cucić meets Mr. Michel Saint-Lot, UNICEF Representative in Serbia
Vladimir Cucić, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration, has met Michel Saint-Lot, UNICEF Representative in Serbia, on 27 October at the premises of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration. Commissariat for Refugees and Migration initiated a meeting with UNICEF Representatives, in order to solve problems of the particularly vulnerable group, children, in a comprehensive manner. The UNICEF Representative in Serbia commended the Commissariat`s efforts and measures taken in providing for the refugees and migrants, especially children and those ... more
21 October 2015
Food distribution for the most vulnerable groups
This year, as well during the previous years, Commissariat for Refugees and Migration provided from the budget food packages for the most vulnerable refugees and internally displaced families. Charity packages will reach beneficiaries in 154 cities / municipalities, and the distribution of about 8. 000 packages out of 12. 000 as planned is underway. Humanitarian packages consist of food products, and the weight of each is about 20 kilograms. ... more
13 October 2015
Romania donated humanitarian aid for migrants
Romania has donated significant humanitarian aid to Serbia to help care for migrants. Donation was delivered on 12 October 2015 and includes 500 folding beds, 500 mattresses, 1,000 blankets, 2,000 bedclothes, 1,000 pillowcases, 65 polypropylene bags and 2,500 sleeping bags. The donation amounts to 180,000 euros and will be distributed to the centers with the increased influx of migrants. Daniel Banu, ambassador of Romania, stressed the symbolism of the donation as an act of the Romanian solidarity with ... more
5 October 2015
Switzerland is supporting Serbia during refugee crisis
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has been actively assisting Serbia since the beginning of increased influx of migrants through the cooperation with Commissariat for Refugees and Migration. That aid includes financial and covers procurement of equipment for reception centres and meeting the basic needs of migrants, as well as transfer of experience and knowledge of Swiss experts in the field of migration.One stop Centre in Preševo was provided with dinning furniture and ... more
22 September 2015
Commissioner Cucic meets Austrian ambassador Johannes Eigner
Vladimir Cucic, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration has met Austrian Ambassador at Serbia, Mr. Johannes Eigner, on 21 September at the premises of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration.Commissioner Cucic and Ambassador Eigner discussed current situation regarding increased influx of migrants, so as measures that state of Serbia has conducted. Commissioner expressed attitude that Serbia wants to be part of the solution for the problem of migrants and that Serbia does everything possible to stabilize ... more
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