Report on Migration-related Context in BiH

Field team of Refugee Aid Serbia (RAS), a partner of Oxfam, has been on an exploratory mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) during the period of March 27th – March 30th in order to verify obtained information about the emerging migration routes through BiH.

Since the team’s planned visit coincided with carrying out of the Multi-cluster/sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) coordinated in Sarajevo by UNHCR, RAS has, together with other organizations, participated in the assessment with the approval of the UNHCR in BiH.

This report is not supposed to replace MIRA and no information obtained during the collection of data in MIRA was used in compiling of this report.

Report on Migration-related Context in BiH – RAS

Field Report – March (1)

Overview

 

During the first two weeks of March, RAS Field Team has been in contact with 73 new arrivals. The most represented groups among new arrivals were citizens of Pakistan (41%), Afghanistan (18%), Iraq (14%) and Syria (11%).

During this period, 79 interviews were conducted and information was provided to 177 persons.

Migrants are sleeping rough in Belgrade. During the first days of March, around 20 persons were using the abandoned building behind “Bristol” hotel as a shelter.

RAS Field Team conducted three field visits to the areas outside Belgrade – one in Subotica and two in Šid.

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Field Report – February (2)

Overview

 

During February 2018, RAS Field Team has been in contact with 177 new arrivals. The most represented groups among new arrivals were citizens of Pakistan (28%), Iran (22%), Iraq (22%) and Afghanistan (17%).

During this period, 241 interviews were conducted and information was provided to 286 persons.

Snow and rapid temperature drop were the cause of a significant decrease in the number of migrants gathering in the area around the Afghan park.

Early in the evening on Saturday, February 24, the police carried out a large raid on the streets, in hostels and bars around the Afghan Park.

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Field Report – February (1)

Overview

 

From February 5th to February 20th, RAS Field Team has been in contact with 116 new arrivals. The most represented groups among new arrivals were citizens of Iraq (28%), Pakistan (28%) and Iran (21%).

During this period, 154 interviews were conducted and information was provided to 183 persons.

The need for NFIs is the most urgent in cases of new arrivals, who are sometimes forced to wait several days before they get registered by the police. These persons arrive in Belgrade not adequately prepared to spend nights outdoors, without blankets or sleeping bags, and with no legal options or financial means to seek shelter in private accommodation.

Although the number of persons in need of targeted NFI distribution is relatively small (approximately 2-3 persons a day), it is clear that the items in demand are essential for the prolonged exposure to winter conditions in Serbia.

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