Since 2014, MSF has provided medical and psychological assistance channels for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Serbia.
MSF teams were present in Miratovac to provide medical assistance to hundreds of people who walked across the border between the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Serbia.
In Šid, MSF operated inside a transit centre next to the train station and set up eight large heated tents with a capacity for more than 2,000 people. Activities were handed over in March, as camp numbers had fallen and other organisations were meeting the needs there.
From April to November 2016, MSF assisted people stranded in appalling conditions around Subotica. MSF carried out 7,407 medical consultations, and registered a steady and significant increase in various violence-related traumas. During 2016, MSF treated 82 people for dog bites, irritations from tear gas and pepper spray, or injuries from beatings inflicted on them as they attempted to cross the Serbian-Hungarian border.
Since 2014, MSF has provided basic medical and mental healthcare to people in reception and asylum facilities and operated mobile clinics. MSF conducted more than 18,000 consultations in 2016, and focused on providing services to undocumented migrants living in abandoned train depots, without access to healthcare.
No. staff in 2016: 8 | Expenditure: €1.7 million | Year MSF first worked in the country: 1991 | msf.org/serbia