Serbia Humanitarian Emergency

A refugee woman and her son meet with UNFPA staff.

The ongoing refugee crisis in Europe constitutes the largest movement of population since World War II. Originating mainly from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, in 2015 over a million refugees and migrants reached Europe by sea, most of them through Greece. Thousands also stream through the Balkans (especially Serbia and Macedonia) on their periilous journey towards safety and stability. Humanitarian needs and challenges are complex. On their way toward countries of destination, women are facing various forms of violence, discrimination and stigma caused by prejudices based on their religion, nationality, and status. UNFPA focuses on providing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and works to prevent and respond to gender based violence (GBV).

Country Population: 8.9 mil

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 01 December 2018
Danish Refugee Council

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

Emergencies related listing

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.