- Category: Politics
- Published on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 10:06
December 13, 2021
The head of an asylum seeker help center said on Monday that there are more than 7,000 migrants in Serbia.
Rados Djurovic, head of the Asylum Protection Center (APC), told the Beta news agency that more than 6,000 migrants are housed in camps while an estimated 1,000 are outside government-controlled facilities. He added that APC data shows that most of the migrants outside cams are in Vojvodina along Serbia’s borders with Croatia, Hungary and Romania.
Djurovic warned of constant push-backs from those European Union member states, adding that the cold weather is making the situation worse.
According to the APC chief, the biggest problem facing migrants is the lack of information about their rights in Serbia, including asylum procedures and protection from the pandemic. “No one will die of hunger or thirst in the camps. Some conditions are being provided to most of them but there are shortcomings in some cases. Some of them want more food and some complain that doctors are not always available,” he said, adding that majority of the migrants in camps are from Afghanistan and Syria.
Djurovic said that local communities need financial aid to deal with the needs of the migrants.
He said that at least 40,000 migrants have passed through Serbia this year.