Monday 24 February 2020


“It's important for my children to go to school. Today you have nothing without school. I don't want them to struggle through life like I do. Thanks to the Centre and the school, Marina knows how to read, write and count..."

Monday 10 February 2020

Internet predator targets 9-year old girl from Bosnia and Herzegovina

It is really fun until she gets some disturbing messages. Unknown man sends her an image of male genitals posted on Facebook, with allegedly her comments about it inserted below the picture...

Monday 3 February 2020

Reports about pushbacks and violence against children at the Western Balkans borders in 2019 and 2018

In 2018 and 2019, refugee and migrant children arriving in Serbia reported 3,217 cases of pushbacks across the borders, out of which over 40% (1,321) were violent. Over half of the cases of the pushbacks involved unaccompanied and separated children (2,530).

Wednesday 18 December 2019

“We spent the war years in Syria, but we couldn’t stay there anymore”

Over 47,000 new arrivals were registered in the Balkans in first nine months of 2019. While Syrians made majority of the arrivals in 2015 and 2016, their number dropped in subsequent years, only to increase from autumn of 2019.

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Reports about push backs and violence against children at the Western Balkans borders: July - September 2019

More than one third of refugee and migrant children encountered in Serbian capital Belgrade in period July – September 2019 reported about being pushed back from some border during their journey through Balkans route. Almost half of these children testified about experiencing violence or witnessing violence during expulsion.

The number of reports of violent push backs increased in comparison to the first half of the year, when around one third of push backs involving children were reportedly violent.