Belgrade, October 5- The Ukrainian family, Namiscukov, who have been supported by APC since their arrival in Serbia, can now rely on our organization with regards to giving birth and obtaining a birth certificate for the baby.
Namely, N.M, the wife, managed to ensure that her pregnancy was regularly monitored by doctors at the local city hospital in Zvezdara, with the help of our colleagues. Despite the administration and initial doubts, N.M, like other Serbian pregnant women, had regular medical checkups with the assistance of APC colleagues, and when the time came, she was placed in the maternity hospital, where she gave birth very quickly and without complications.
After giving birth, the baby had to be registered in the Registry of Births and also to obtain a birth certificate, which was not easy at all for refugees from Ukraine, in the special regime of temporary protection. Since they left their country with only the documents they had at hand, the Namiscukov family did not have all the necessary certificates and evidence that were initially requested by the administration. However, with the help of APC lawyers and with the cooperation of the local registry office and the Center for Social Welfare, the baby got a birth certificate, and the parents were satisfied and safe, because they had completed an important administrative matter. The certificate contains basic information about the birth and identity of the child, so it also serves as a kind of evidence for later, if the baby and parents need to present the information from the certificate to the competent institutions wherever they happen to be.
APC assists asylum seekers, refugees, and persons with temporary protection to register births and obtain domestic and international birth certificates for their babies born in Serbia.
APC’s support to Ukrainian refugees in various areas throughout Serbia is very significant, because numerous services are not familiar with the status of these people, they are not sure if and how to provide them with their health, social, educational and other services, and refugees remain stranded without professional help within the framework of complicated local bureaucracy.
APC is regularly engaged in helping refugees to realize their rights in Serbia, through regular and sixteen-year cooperation with numerous institutions throughout the country.