As of August 2021, Serbia hosts 5,051 refugees and persons under other forms of international protection coming from over 50 countries. Most of them are accommodated in operational governmental centres across the country and mainly come from Afghanistan, Syria and Bangladesh.

Faced with a growing number of asylum-seekers from Eastern Europe, Africa and the neighbouring countries in the early 1970s, the then Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia invited UNHCR to establish an operation in the country. The office has been based in Belgrade since 1976.

UNHCR assisted to mandate refugees until the violent dissolution of former Yugoslavia in the 1990s when more than 550,000 refugees arrived in Serbia from the former Yugoslav republics. In 1999, more than 200,000 internally displaced persons fled to central Serbia from Kosovo.

During the 2015 European refugee crisis, UNHCR supported the Republic of Serbia in addressing over one million refugees' protection and humanitarian needs, mainly from Syria. After the lifting of the emergency in late 2016, UNHCR's assistance adapted to respond to the changed needs of refugees and asylum-seekers.

For information about our work in Serbia:

Contact Information

The UNHCR Representation in Serbia

Street Address:
UNHCR Representation in Serbia, Bulevar Zorana Djindjica 64, Belgrade 11070, 11070 Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

Mailing Address:
Republic of Serbia

Telephone:
+381 11 41 55 300

Facsimile:
381 11 344 2947

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 16:30
Tuesday: 8:30 - 16:30
Wednesday: 8:30 - 16:30
Thursday: 8:30 - 16:30
Friday: 8:30 - 15:30
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, New Year
07 January 2021, Christmas (orthodox)
15 February 2021, Serbia National Day
02 April 2021, Easter Friday (catholic)
30 April 2021, Eater Friday (orthodox)
03 May 2021, Labor Day
13 May 2021, Eid al Fitr
20 July 2021, Eid al Adha
11 November 2021, Armisitice Day
24 December 2021, Christmas Eve

The UNHCR Chief of Mission in Kosovo

Street Address:
UNHCR OCM, Rr. Lorenc Antoni, 26 (Pejton), 10000 Pristina, Republic of Serbia

Mailing Address:
Lorenc Antoni No.26,, (Qyteza Pejton),, 10000 Pristina, Republic of Serbia

Telephone:
41 22 739 7290

Facsimile:
41 22 739 7291

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 8:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 8:00 - 17:00
Friday: 8:00 - 17:00
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, New Year's celebration
04 January 2021, New Year's celebration
07 January 2021, Christmas Day (orthodox)
05 April 2021, Easter Monday (Catholic)
13 April 2021, Beginning of Ramadan
30 April 2021, Labor Day (observed)
03 May 2021, Easter Monday (Orthodox)
13 May 2021, Eid-al-Fitr
20 July 2021, Eid-Al-Adha
24 December 2021, Christmas Day

The UNHCR Field Office Peje/Pec

Street Address:
Haxhi Zeka, no.2, 30000 Peja/Pec, Republic of Serbia

Mailing Address:
Haxhi Zeka, no.2, 30000 Peja/Pec, Republic of Serbia

Telephone:
381 39 432 900

Facsimile:
381 39 431 900

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 8:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 8:00 - 17:00
Friday: 8:00 - 17:00
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, New Year's celebration
04 January 2021, New Year's celebration
07 January 2021, Christmas Day (orthodox)
05 April 2021, Easter Monday (Catholic)
13 April 2021, Beginning of Ramadan
30 April 2021, Labor Day (observed)
03 May 2021, Easter Monday (Orthodox)
13 May 2021, Eid-al-Fitr
20 July 2021, Eid-Al-Adha
24 December 2021, Christmas Day