Project location:
Green borders in Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Project duration:
6 months

Overall objective:
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the provision of tailored and coordinated support to persons on the move at the entry, transit, and exit points in Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, by building upon existing measures undertaken by IOM and implementing partners.

Target group/Beneficiaries: 

  • Migrants and refugees transiting through Western Balkans;
  • Relevant national institutions in charge of responding to the migration crisis.

Activities

  • Engage additional teams tasked with coordination with relevant stakeholders in the field, and direct assistance to people on the move, at the entry and transit points on the green border between Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria and Croatia;
  • Engage in the rental of three additional minivans for the transport of migrants and refugees towards the registration and reception centers at the entry points (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia);
  • Procurement of three containers for the Transit Reception Zones in Gevgelija/Kumanovo (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia);
  • Development of SoPs for the vulnerable categories of migrants through engagement of an external consultant and organization of workshop with the relevant stakeholders. (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia);
  • Procurement of IT equipment for enhancement of the registration process (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia);
  • Organize coordination meetings on regular basis among relevant stakeholders (Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia);
  • Provide two workshops for the IOM field staff engaged in the camps and reception transit centers in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia to improve knowledge on psychosocial work with migrants and refugees and prevention of burn-out, and provide and capacity building on migrant assistance (Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia).

Donor: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs