A detailed article written by Allessandra Sciurba, a post-doc researcher and activist from the University of Palermo.
“As in the game where, when music stops, you must sit faster that other participants”, Commissioner Cucić tells me, “in this moment, we are the one left standing. Tomorrow it can be another one, if we also close the borders”. It seems that at the present juncture, the Serbian authorities are asking themselves first and foremost how the European Union wants Serbia to act. Are the standards to join EU based on the respect of human rights, or simply on the length and efficacy of border fences?
Everyone, in Serbia, seems now to be waiting for something.”
The government of Serbia has asked all NGO and volunteers to stop providing all services to the 1,200 refugees stuck in belgrade Serbia. They have announced that their goal is to get all refugees/migrants living in Belgrade into camps, as soon as possible.
25.08.2016 | AreYouSyrious?
Number of refugees arriving to Serbia increases every day. All of them are passing through the Balkan Route, being exploited by smugglers, forced to hide from the police, humiliated, but full of hope to reach their final destination. Along the way they are met with many volunteers who are doing their best, despite numerous obstacles, to help those who are in need. Serbia is not final destination for most of the refugees, but facing closed borders they are forced to wait. AYS volunteers team gathered information about situation in Serbia, pointing towards some of the most urgent issues and problems refugees but also volunteers are facing daily.
30.08.2016 | BalkanInsight
Conditions for people on the move in the unofficial camps at the Hungarian border get worse with approaching colder periods. Still, people face long waiting periods and provided aid is insufficient. Officials expect people to stay in the country for longer time.