27 April 2020
Brankica Jankovic takes calls at the UNFPA-supported hotline. Image courtesy of the Red Cross of Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia – Today, about six weeks after Serbia declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country has more than 7,700 confirmed cases of the disease. The Government has called for movement... Read more
22 December 2015
Dignity kits are distributed to refugees and migrants passing through Presevo, Serbia. Women and girls face increased risks of violence and barriers to reproductive health care. © UNFPA
SID, Serbia – Every day, thousands  of refugees and migrants stream through Serbia, one leg of their perilous journey towards safety and stability. So far this year, one million migrants and refugees have entered Europe... Read more
19 August 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I was looking for a fulfilling, out-of-the-ordinary task... a motivating career where I could reach society at large and offer my expertise," said Catherine Njeri Makumi. She has found... Read more
6 June 2014
UNFPA assists Balkan flood survivors
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina / BELGRADE, Serbia – Millions of people across the Balkans are facing the aftermath of the worst natural disaster to hit the region in more than a century. As the waters retreat,... Read more
29 September 2011
BELGRADE, Serbia --  With more than 17 per cent of its citizens being over the age of 65, Serbia's proportion of elderly people is among the highest in the world. In this Balkan nation, as in other countries in the... Read more
5 June 2003
HIV/AIDS is spreading faster in Eastern Europe than it has anywhere else in the world. But sophisticated young people in the region can give any number of reasons for not wearing condoms to protect themselves. "I'm... Read more