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Activities of providing support to refugees from Ukraine

From May to December 2022, IDC continuously implemented activities to provide humanitarian aid and support for refugees from Ukraine who are currently in reception centres or in private accommodations in Serbia.

In cooperation with the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia, IDC organised the distribution of humanitarian aid to persons staying in private accommodations. Assistance in the form of food and hygiene packages based on the needs of an average four-member family was delivered to the residential addresses. Also, humanitarian assistance was distributed in shoes, raincoats, SIM cards and external chargers for mobile phones. During this period, more than 1,000 medicines were distributed to refugees from Ukraine, while one person was provided with a hearing aid.

The IRS field team, which included volunteers, visited numerous cities in Serbia to assist refugees from Ukraine who is staying in private accommodation. In addition to humanitarian aid, the IDC field team provided relevant information and referrals to competent authorities and providers of free legal aid at the request of refugees from Ukraine.

Apart from Belgrade, which included the remote Belgrade municipalities of Mladenovac, Lazarevac, and Obrenovac, the field team also visited other cities in Serbia to distribute humanitarian aid to over 40 local self-government units.

During September, 500 food packages and 2,000 hygiene packages were donated to the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia to support families (refugees from Ukraine) staying in private accommodation. The delivery was made in the Reception Center Obrenovac.

During the last 6 months, numerous volunteer actions were realised, some of them in cooperation with local associations, such as the association Čini dobro.

In addition to providing information, our teams also worked on providing psycho-social support. Group workshops, individual counselling, and therapy sessions were organised.

The activities were carried out within the framework of the project Preparing contingency mechanisms for the expected influx of refugees from Ukraine, which is implemented by IDC, with the financial support of Farma Mundi from Spain.