UNHCR continues to provide capacity building and support to relevant national authorities aimed at strengthening asylum system

UNHCR and partners maintain field presence, and through protection monitoring support identification and referral to national institutions the individuals with specific needs, including  unaccompanied and separated children (UASC), SGBV victims, etc.

Through community based protection UNHCR and partners in cooperation with authorities, identify individual protection sensitive solutions (voluntary return, family reunification, integration).

Provide legal aid and monitor the RHP process of beneficiary selection.

UNHCR continues working closely with the authorities and civil society in creating systemic solutions resolving the problems of Roma lacking birth registration and personal documentation.

Durable Solutions

UNHCR, together with donors and developmental partners, promotes and assists a two-pronged approach in achieving durable solutions for the displaced populations within the region: voluntary return of those who opt to do so and local integration of those who cannot return. The latter includes social integration and access to social welfare, education and health care, as well as, together with OSCE, monitoring of the implementation of the RHP in Serbia.

UNHCR provides livelihoods assistance in the form of livelihood sets and vocational trainings to help them increase their self-reliance, in close cooperation with relevant authorities as well as non-traditional partners, such as private sector and educational institutions. Other individual protection –sensitive solutions, for a limited number of the most vulnerable refugees, include assisted voluntary return, family reunification and others.


Since the early 1990s, UNHCR provided more than USD 600 million worth of assistance to Serbia.

Since 2015, UNHCR supported the Government of Serbia in providing emergency response to the mass influx of refugees and asylum-seekers in the country with more than 21 million US dollars, in addition to the funding of ongoing projects targeting the caseload from the region. UNHCR  provided life-saving emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and health care as well as other relief items, such as food, clothing, beds, blankets, sleeping mats, hygiene parcels, food, refugee housing units, jerry cans, heaters and other non-food items. Since 2015, UNHCR provided 796,000 pieces of non-food aid to persons of concern.