The Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on amending the existing "Decision on granting the Temporary Protection in the Republic of Serbia to Displaced Persons coming from Ukraine" which was published in the "Official Gazette of the…Read more
An appeal to urgently make a decision on extending the temporary protection of refugees from Ukraine
APC/CZA publicly appealed to the Government of Serbia to urgently make a decision on the extending of temporary protection for refugees from Ukraine, which expires on March 19, 2023, because there are still the same justifiable reasons why the existing…Read more
Smuggling – a consequence of the wall policy and defining Europe
Source: N1 Video: N1 Belgrade, March 6, 2023- In the show Global Focus on N1 television, the guests were Radoš Đurović in front of Asylum Protection Center, Ivana Dragičević, research journalist from Zagreb and Matthew Saltmarsh from UNHCR. They discussed…Read more
APC about the incident in Horgoš, refugee smuggling and the necessary solutions
Belgrade, 11/30/2022 - The migrant or refugee population in Serbia is again "in the spotlight" of the public at this moment. Unfortunately, not on a good occasion. It all started with a new armed conflict that took place in Horgoš,…Read more
Camps for refugees insufficient, serious humanitarian situation
Source: RTS Belgrade, October 17, 2022- After two years of a lull due to the pandemic, the number of migrants in our country has increased in recent months. More than 86,000 of them have been officially registered since the beginning…Read more
Increased number of refugees entering Serbia
Source: RTS Belgrade, October 4, 2022 - The war in Ukraine, inflation, sanctions and the rising energy prices pushed the issue of migration and migrants to the background, but the migrant crisis has not ceased since 2015. This year, the…Read more
Access to asylum has not been announced to be restricted
Source: Tanjug Photo: Tanjug Belgrade, September 25- Radoš Đurović, the executive director of Asylum Protection Center, explains that the public's eyes are currently focused on the treatment of people fleeing Russia, after the announced mobilization. Nevertheless, he continues, the asylum…Read more
Over 17,000 people from Ukraine have registered their staying in Serbia
Source: Tanjug Photo: Politika Belgrade, September 25, 2022- Over 17,900 people from Ukraine are staying in our country, according to the executive director of Asylum Protection Center, Radoš Đurović. He states that over 92,000 Ukrainians have entered the country since…Read more
About 10,000 migrants in Serbia- insufficient accommodation facilities, criminals getting involved
Source: Beta Photo:(BETAPHOTO/MILOS MISKOV/DS) Belgrade, 09/07/2022- The executive director of Asylum Protection Center, Radoš Djurović, said today that according to the center's data, more than 70,000 migrants have entered Serbia since the beginning of the year, and that there…Read more
More than 16,600 Ukrainian refugees registered staying in Serbia
Source: APC Belgrade, 08/29/2022 - Apart from the Asian and African refugees, those from Ukraine have also been coming to Serbia since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. Since the beginning of the war, more than 90,000 people from…Read more
Growing number of refugees in Serbia; lack of accommodation
Source: Euronews Belgrade, August 23, 2022- More than 10,000 refugees reside in our country at any given moment, mostly from Asia and North Africa, and since the beginning of the year, in seven months, more than 65,000 people have passed…Read more
Growing tensions towards migrants/refugees in the northern Serbia
Source: Nova S The events in Subotica and the conflict between smuggling groups from 07/02/2022, which are disturbing the public, served many people to raise prejudices against refugees in Serbia. The real causes, pushbacks from Hungary, smuggling and the…Read more
Đurović: Less and less understanding for refugees in the developed world countries
Source: Beta, N1 Belgrade, 06/20/2022- The executive director of Asylum Protection Center, Radoš Đurović, assessed there is less and less understanding for refugees and for solidarity in sharing the burden of refugees among the developed world countries, while the movements…Read more
Growing number of refugees in Serbia; Every 78th person evicted from their home
Source: Tanjug, B92 Belgrade 06/20/2022- World Refugee Day is celebrated today, and as Radoš Đurović from Asylum Protection Center states, the number of refugees has been increasing in Serbia since the beginning of the year. The majority of them, as…Read more
The first ever research on Serbia’s COVID19 challenges in refugee health care protection published.
APC undertook and successfully completed the first ever country research on response of Serbian health system to the COVID-19 challenges in protection of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees that was conducted in parallel to similar country researches in N. Macedonia…Read more
Increasing access to vaccines and education for refugees.
In Serbia, Asylum Protection Center launched a national campaign in 2021 to ensure refugees and asylum seekers could get COVID-19 vaccines. The organization is also working to protect migrant children and help them enroll in schools. When COVID-19 vaccines…Read more
Serbian Government Approved Temporary Protection for Ukrainian Refugees.
Belgrade 22.03.2022. - After the appeal of the Asylum Protection Center and after our address to the media and the professional and general public, Serbian Government passed the Decision on Providing Temporary Protection for Refugees from Ukraine, which entered into…Read more
Conference “COVID19 Challenges in response to refugees in Western Balkans”
Belgrade 18.03.2022. - APC held presentation and public discussion regarding results of the first ever research conducted on response of Serbian health system to the COVID-19 challenges in protection of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, in Nova Iskra hub in…Read more
The Government urgently to raise Temporary Protection mechanism
Source: Tanjug Belgrade, 12.03.2022. BELGRADE: The Asylum Protection Center appealed to the Government of Serbia to adopt Temporary Protection decision for refugees from Ukraine, which would regulate their rights and their position while they are in our country. Thus, currently…Read more
The government to urgently make a decision on the temporary protection of the refugees from Ukraine
Source: Tanjug Belgrade, 03/12/2022 Asylum Protection Center appealed today to the Government of Serbia to pass an act on the temporary protection of refugees from Ukraine, which would regulate the rights and position of these persons while they are in…Read more
To legally protect everyone who is coming from Ukraine to Serbia
Source: RTS Beograde, 08.03.2022. According to UN data, 1,700,000 people left Ukraine in 10 days. By mid-March, that number could reach four million. Warnings are coming of the possibility of severe humanitarian consequences. The path of refugees from Ukraine leads…Read more
Refugees from Ukraine arrive in Serbia: We must be ready to receive at least 10,000 people.
Source: Tanjug Belgrade, 28.02.2022. -The number of refugees who will enter Serbia depends exclusively on the behavior of our neighboring countries Director of the Asylum Protection Center Rados Djurovic says that first refugees from Ukraine have already started arriving in…Read more
Only 14 people received asylum in 2021.
The European Asylum Office (EUAA) confirmed yesterday that over 106,000 people from Afghanistan and Syria have applied for asylum in the European Union in 2021, which is the highest number since 2016. Most of them had to pass through the…Read more
Pushbacks report for Southern Serbia borders, first half of 2021
The practice of illegal expulsion or pushbacks of exiles is strengthening this year in the south of Serbia towards Northern Macedonia, and only in the first 6 months of 2021, according to the testimony of migrants, Asylum Protection Center documented…Read more
Report on pushbacks on the northern borders of Serbia in 2021.
Illegal and mostly violent pushing of refugees back to neighboring Serbia, the country from which they entered, has been established on almost all northern borders that Serbia shares with neighboring countries. In the first half of 2021, 527 pushbacks from…Read more
The ECHR confirmed Croatia’s responsibility in Madina’s case.
In 2017, a little girl, named Madina Hussiny from Afghanistan, was struck and killed by a train after being illegally pushed back with her family by Croatian police to Serbia, without giving them opportunity to seek asylum in Croatia. Afterwards,…Read more
Pushbacks on the southern borders of Serbia in 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 brought significant changes around the world and in various aspects of life, and thus in migration. With the declaration of the corona virus pandemic, refugees in Serbia found themselves in an extremely unfavorable position, facing…Read more
Report on “Push backs” on the northern borders of Serbia in 2020.
Since the refugee crisis of 2015 and 2016, which represent milestones in the management of migration in Europe, and especially in the Balkans, there has been a tightening of border control, both the external borders of the European Union (specifically…Read more
New family reunification in 2021.
27/04/2021 Belgrade, The Asylum Office of the Republic of Serbia passed a new decision on family reunification in 2021. Unlike the case of family reunification from Afghanistan from last year, when six family members of Afghan citizens came to Serbia,…Read more
Upravni sud potvrdio povredu prava na prevođenje.
Upravni sud je presudom 16 U 9284/2020 usvojio tužbu Centra za zaštitu i pomoć tražiocima azila i ponovio da je došlo do povrede prava na upotrebu i vođenje upravnog postupka na jeziku koji stranka, u ovom slučaju azilant S.A. iz Avganistana,…Read more
Zahtev za azil nedostupan izbeglicama.
10.02.2021. Beograd, Još od stupanja na snagu Zakona o azilu i privremenoj zaštiti i donošenja Pravilnika o sadržini i izgledu obrasca zahteva za azil i sadržini i izgledu obrazaca isprava koje se izdaju tražiocu azila i licu kojem je odobren…Read more
Maloletnik u budnoj komi kao posledica push back-a od strane rumunske policije
25.12.2020. Novi Sad, Tačno pre godinu dana, 25.12.2019. godine grupu maloletnika bez pratnje iz Avganistana udario je automobil na putu kod Novog Kneževca, gde su se vraćali nakon tzv. push back od strane rumunske policije. Nakon neuspelog prelaska granice i…Read more
Azilni postupak nedostižan za izbeglice
27.11.2020. Beograd, Prema informacijama sa kojima raspolaže naš centar, Kancelarija za azil nije tokom čitave godine posetila Centar za azil Tutin gde su smeštena lica koja žele da podnesu zahtev za azil. Da bi lica koja su registrovana i koja…Read more
Health care unattainable for asylum seekers.
09/11/2020, Belgrade. "Where's his / her health insurance booklet?" "Do you have any paper from the Ministry of Health?" "Yeah, he / she is an asylum seeker. Then to the doctor at the camp. " "I can't put him /…Read more
Rumunija vracanje uz upotrebu nasilja u Srbiju
13.08.2020. Beograd, Rumunija od početka godine u velikom broju sprovodi push back sa svojih granica sa Srbijom, uz pojačanu upotrebu nasilja. Tako APC svedoči o nasilju rumunske policije, koja vraća u Republiku Srbiju i više od 200 ljudi dnevno, u…Read more
Prvi slučaj spajanja porodice izbeglice u Srbiji
20.07.2020. Beograd, Centar za zaštitu i pomoć tražiocima azila sa izrazitim zadovoljstvom izdaje saopštenje da su odobrene vize za prvo spajanje porodice izbeglice u Republici Srbiji od nastanka azilnog sistema 2007 godine. Naime, radi se o porodici izbeglice iz Avganistana…Read more
SUD PRESUDIO – SLOVENIJA PROTERALA TRAŽIOCA AZILA U LANČANOM REFOULEMENTU U BIH
Upravni sud Slovenije je 16. jula 2020. godine doneo presudu kojom je utvrdio da je slovenačka policija izvršila ilegalno kolektivno proterivanje člana progonjene manjine koja govori engleski jezik iz Kameruna, a koji je želeo da zatraži azil u Sloveniji i…Read more
CMS SUBMITS CRIMINAL REPORT TO DORH: Systematic torture and humiliation of refugees is a criminal offense!
05.06.2020. Zagreb, Centre for Peace Studies filed a criminal complaint to the State Attorney's Office in Zagreb against the unknown perpetrators police officers based on a reasonable doubt of degrading treatment and torture of 33 people and their violent, illegal…Read more
Prestala da važi Uredba kojom je ograničeno kretanje migranata i izbeglica u kampovima
Beograd, 06.05.2020. - Sa novim Zakonom o važenju uredaba koje je Vlada donela za vreme vanrednog stanja, a koji je stupio na snagu 06.05.2020. godine, prestala je da važi Uredba koja je ograničila kretanje migranata, azilanata i lica koja su…Read more
Personal work permits for clients of Asylum Protection Centar.
During 2019, Asylum Protection Centar continued to help asylum seekers and refugees obtain personal work permits in order to join the labor market without hindrance. According to the Center's statistics, more than 100 personal work permits have been issued for…Read more