Serbia Humanitarian Emergency

A refugee woman and her son meet with UNFPA staff.

The refugee crisis in Europe constitutes the largest movement of population since World War II. Throughout 2015 and into early 2016, over a million refugees and migrants originating mainly from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria reached Europe by sea. Most of them landed in Greece, before traveling into the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia on their journey toward safety and stability. On the way toward their countries of destination, women face various forms of violence, discrimination and stigma caused by prejudices based on their religion, nationality and status. Since June 2015, UNFPA has played a prominent role in providing sexual and reproductive health services to refugees along the "Balkan Route" and in helping to establish mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

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 results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of mobile clinics
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    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.