Originally established for people applying for asylum in Serbia, the conditions to stay at the Krnjaca centre have evolved with the new migration situation. The Commissariat for the Refugees of the Republic of Serbia, which is in charge of the centre, decided to also open the centre for those who are just transiting through the country on their way to the European Union. It offers them a place to get some rest in Belgrade during their journey.
The centre provides a warm shelter with showers and free meals. Caritas is supporting the centre with 3 different type of actions: counselling and translation services, provision of non-food and food items (hygiene kits, clothes, shoes, socks, winter hats and food packs for those arriving in the late evening when the kitchen is closed) and logistic support in terms of equipment for the building, such as washing and drying machines, boilers and faucets.
Besides being active in the centre, Caritas Serbia also provides food, hygiene kits, clothes and shoes in the park near the main railway and bus station of the city. Many refugees choose to gather there during the day.
Since September 2015, Caritas Serbia has helped around 150,000 migrants in Serbia.
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