*Data from MSF International Activity Report 2022
Our work in Serbia
In 2022, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continued to provide medical and humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers, migrants, and refugees living in precarious conditions in Serbia.
What’s happening in Serbia
As thousands of people attempted to cross the Balkans in search of safety in 2022, our patients reported illegal pushbacks and indiscriminate violence by state authorities.
How we’re helping in Serbia
In Serbia, our teams assisted migrants and refugees living outside official accommodations along the northern borders with Hungary and Romania. Through mobile clinics, we offered general health care and humanitarian support. We donated essential relief items, such as blankets and hygiene kits, and collaborated with civil society organizations in the region.
During the year, our patients included victims of physical and psychological violence, and forms of inhumane and degrading treatment reportedly perpetrated by border authorities. We also treated people whose health had been affected by freezing temperatures in winter, poor living conditions, and a lack of food, clean clothes, health care, and hygiene facilities.
How we're helping
Patients treated for intentional physical violence