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Supplies and Logistics

European refugee crisis

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On 28 October 2015 in Serbia, UNICEF Special Coordinator for the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe and Regional Director for CEE/CIS Marie-Pierre Poirier greets children in the UNICEF-supported child-friendly space in the One Stop Registration Centre in Presevo, close to the border with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The child-friendly is a safe-haven for children where they can rest, draw and play.

European refugee crisis

Twenty per cent of all refugees and migrants arriving in Europe escaping conflict in Syria and the region are children. With winter approaching and borders closing, they and their families are becoming increasingly vulnerable.  

Thousands of children have found respite and played in UNICEF child-friendly spaces established in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia, while 70 per cent of all babies and infants arriving in Croatia have benefitted from UNICEF’s mother-and-baby care centres. In addition, 3,315 women and 5,236 children received psychosocial support in recent weeks in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

With support from UNICEF Supply staff, Emergency Supply and Logistics strategies and detailed six-month supply plans have been developed for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Albania and Slovenia to address the needs of children on the move. A supply plan is also being developed for Bulgaria.

Local LTAs (Long Term Agreements) have been established in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for Early Childhood Development Kits, and LTAs for winter clothes were established in Serbia that will serve all neighbouring countries in the Balkan Region.

The supply plans included winter clothing and footwear for children aged between 0-6 months to 12 years, blankets, diapers and baby food. UNICEF is also setting up child-friendly spaces and procuring play materials, power generators and electric space heaters, as well as wheelchairs for children with disabilities. Read more

Source: https://www.unicef.org/appeals/files/UNICEF_Europe_Refugee_and_Migrant_Crisis_Regional_Humanitarian_SitRep_24Nov2015.pdf



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