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
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 01 January 2017
Danish Refugee Council

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    GBV survivors reached
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management

Emergencies updates and resources

  • 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.