National Activity Plan 2006: Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of

World Refugee Day, 20 June 2006

  • A concert will be organized in Suto Orizari Municipality square where most of the Roma refugees are accommodated. A refugee band supported by famous local singers will perform.
  • Refugee children painting exhibition will be organized in the school where most of them are attending regular school classes. At the same time, refugee women will exhibit their handicrafts. They will be joined by NGOs for local women.
  • To draw the attention of the local media on the most vulnerable population category, refugee children will visit one of the national TV stations and national TV stations will broadcast the UNHCR World Refugee Day film.
  • Press conference.


The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Refugees Onward JourneyPlay video

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Refugees Onward Journey

A transit centre at Vinojug, on FYR Macedonia's border with Greece is where the refugees and migrants pass through on their journey further into Europe. Here UNHCR and partner organisations provide food, water, medical care, psycho-social support and information for refugees who take the train towards the border with Serbia. UNHCR also provides information on how to access the asylum system in the country. In recent weeks, an average of 6,300 refugees pass through the camp every day, yesterday that number grew to 10,000, a record.
FYR Macedonia: Volunteers At HandPlay video

FYR Macedonia: Volunteers At Hand

Almost 300,000 refugees and migrants have passed through the Gevgelija transit center in the former Yusgoslav Republic of Macedonia, on their way to the EU since it was setup less than two months ago.
Serbia: Overstretched BordersPlay video

Serbia: Overstretched Borders

As Hungary builds a fence on its border with Serbia, the situation at the border between the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece is increasingly precarious. Refugees in Serbia on their way to Hungry fear the tighter measures and say they wouldn't have fled home had they not been forced to do it by the war.