UNHCR: Help for Serbia reached EUR 1 million
The help the UN refugee agency collects for the Serbian Government in light of a surge of refugees arriving in the country reached EUR 1 million on Friday.Source: Tanjug
This was announced by UNHCR, according to Tanjug.
According to the agency, "UNHCR note that they are currently trying to provide another EUR 5 million in order to continue to help Serbia with its humanitarian management of the refugee situation."
Since the beginning of June, refugees have been provided with food, water and toiletries which UNHCR has obtained and which have been distributed by the Serbian Red Cross and other partners.
UNHCR financed the acquisition of all medicines and medical material which the Danish Council has been distributing across Serbia.
UNHCR has helped the Serbian Government as well as the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration by procuring computers and other technical equipment, furniture and similar necessities in order to establish and advance the capacities of the One-Stop Center in Presevo in the southern part of Central Serbia.
UNHCR opened its office in Belgrade in 1976. Since 1992 the UN Refugee Agency has assisted Serbia's protection and integration of refugees, other displaced and stateless people with over EUR 500 million.