Thousands of refugees and migrants passed through the transit centre Vinojug since it was established in June 2015. Some of them stayed a few hours, some a few days. But for a small group caught when policy changes led to border closures along the Balkan route, Vinojug became home for more than ten months. After fleeing their homes and being on the move, many had missed access to health care and other essential services. Together with partners, UNICEF has been on the ground protecting the rights and responding to needs of all children.
Nehla, a Syrian mother holds her two-month-old baby Ivan. “We wanted to go to Germany, before the borders closed. It is tough, but we have to accept the situation. Also, with all the help from the staff here, life is much more bearable.”