Serbian human rights lawyer fights for the rights of refugees and asylum-seekers

UNHCR has named Nikola Kovačević the UNHCR Regional Nansen Refugee Award winner for Europe for his dedication to providing legal assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers in Serbia.

29 Sep 2021

Teen refugee teaches other young asylum-seekers about risks of abuse

A peer-taught programme in Serbia is helping vulnerable unaccompanied children protect themselves from violence and exploitation as they seek safety.

23 Apr 2021

Serbia vaccinates refugees against COVID-19

Serbia is including refugees and asylum-seekers in its national vaccination rollout, with support from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

30 Mar 2021

Want to learn a new language? Refugees in Serbia offer to teach you online

A new project run by a refugee from Iran now in Serbia lets people learn refugee languages by video chat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

21 May 2020

UNHCR, UNICEF and IOM urge European states to boost education for refugee and migrant children

Key challenges include lack of school spaces, teachers not adequately trained, language barriers and limited access to psychosocial support

11 Sep 2019

Coder who fled Syria launches a new life in Serbia

Trained in Aleppo as a computer programmer, Mawaheb found that his tech skills offered a way to fit in – and give back – in Belgrade.

9 Apr 2019

UNHCR Desperate Journeys report provides snapshot of changing refugee movements to Europe

11 Apr 2018

UNHCR report details changes in refugee and migrant risky journeys to Europe

23 Nov 2017

Desperate refugees and migrants in Serbia face freezing temperatures

Serbian authorities, together with UNHCR and partners, step up efforts to extend capacity in emergency shelters for hundreds sleeping rough.

25 Jan 2017