South-Eastern Europe

Operational information on the South-Eastern Europe subregion is presented below. A summary of this can also be downloaded in PDF format. This subregion covers the following countries:
 

| Albania | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Montenegro | Serbia (and Kosovo: Security Council resolution 1244 (1999)) | The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia |
For detailed information, see Regional Office in South Eastern Europe.

Subregion: South-Eastern Europe

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Budgets and Expenditure in Subregion South-Eastern Europe

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2018 {"categories":[2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019],"budget":[45.64091543,61.005667061,68.10731266,61.208116593,45.123828406,39.79771852],"expenditure":[26.531689,34.31168599,40.20730776,35.43535279,26.13463161,null]} {"categories":[2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019],"p1":[16.93969595,28.612472566,40.97210448,36.436015723,39.690538476,35.0279105],"p2":[4.82053671,3.844207253,3.55188212,3.27451216,5.43328993,4.76980802],"p3":[5.59562774,5.793305568,3.8070055,3.81259232,null,null],"p4":[18.28505503,22.755681674,19.77632056,17.68499639,null,null]} {"categories":[2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019],"p1":[9.44952232,20.24093268,27.85302022,24.1738277,22.97823708,null],"p2":[3.33464676,2.32336862,2.35699038,2.40666505,3.15639453,null],"p3":[4.21210709,2.02776035,1.7993934,1.89969319,null,null],"p4":[9.53541283,9.71962434,8.19790376,6.95516685,null,null]}
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People of Concern - 2019 [projected]

[["Refugees",34533],["Asylum-seekers",9000],["IDPs",243670],["Returned IDPs",1400],["Returned refugees",380],["Stateless",6463],["Others of concern",85810]]
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Operational Environment

Following the closure of the so-called Western Balkans (WB) route in March 2016, the stricter border policies have resulted in the fragmentation of the movement of refugees/migrants through South-Eastern Europe (SEE), opening new smuggling pathways in certain parts of the WB that had not been affected so far. Similar to previous years, the overwhelming majority of new arrivals still show no interest in remaining in the region. However, the increase in number of arrivals and asylum-seekers in the sub-region will likely sustain in 2019, and therefore UNHCR will intensify its advocacy for necessary legislative amendments and its work with the governments, and partners, to expand reception capacities for vulnerable categories, enhance asylum procedures and coordinate efforts to promote solutions for those willing to remain in the region.
 
In spite of a certain progress achieved compared to 2017, the region still hosts some 5,000 persons at risk of statelessness. Protection environment for persons at risk of statelessness in the region has improved with the introduction of new legislative provisions, partly thanks to UNHCR cooperation with the EU, CoE, the OSCE and Ombudspersons’ offices. The positive trend is likely to continue with the adoption of new legislation for late birth and residence registration (i.e. in Serbia). The consequent lack of personal documents, as well as, in some countries, collecting comprehensive data on persons at risk of statelessness will remain a challenge. UNHCR and partners will continue to provide legal assistance to people at risk of statelessness in the region.
 

2019 Budget for South-Eastern Europe | USD

Operation Pillar 1
Refugee programme
Pillar 2
Stateless programme
Pillar 3
Reintegration projects
Pillar 4
IDP projects
Total
Regional Office in South Eastern Europe 35,027,9114,769,8080039,797,719
Total 35,027,9114,769,8080039,797,719

2019 Voluntary Contributions to South-Eastern Europe | USD

Earmarking / Donor Pillar 1
Refugee programme
Pillar 2
Stateless programme
Total
Regional Office in South Eastern Europe
European Union 113,7660 113,766
International Organization for Migration 583,9870 583,987
Russian Federation 0100,000 100,000
Switzerland 136,6030 136,603
Regional Office in South Eastern Europe subtotal 834,357100,000 934,357
Total 834,357100,000 934,357
Note:
Latest contributions
  • 11-JUN-2019
    Germany
    $6,782,933
  • 06-JUN-2019
    United States of America
    $6,900,000
  • 31-MAY-2019
    Kazakhstan
    $100,000
  • Brazil

    private donors

    $154,721
  • China

    private donors

    $54,469
  • Mexico

    private donors

    $63,532
  • Kenya

    private donors

    $89,297
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    private donors

    $172,367
  • France

    private donors

    $76,555
  • Canada

    private donors

    $564,813
  • Switzerland

    private donors

    $50,133
  • Netherlands

    private donors

    $147,592
  • Italy

    private donors

    $1,580,225
  • 30-MAY-2019
    Japan
    $254,262
  • Italy

    private donors

    $233,980
  • Republic of Korea

    private donors

    $3,898,776
  • Malaysia

    private donors

    $129,837
  • Philippines

    private donors

    $130,389
  • China

    private donors

    $859,282
  • Spain

    private donors

    $6,659,761