Press Release

Displaced persons from the 1990s received building materials

10 November 2022

21 October 2022

Photo: © UNHCR Serbia

UNHCR, OSCE, Serbian Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, together with Sremska Mitrovica mayor have participated in the Regional Housing Program event which has officially announced the delivery of 120 building material packages in various places in Serbia. The event was held at the home/construction site of one of the beneficiary families in the village of Šašinci, near Sremska Mitrovica. 

Photo: © UNHCR Serbia

Aleksa Pilipović, a refugee from Bugojno, BiH, received a package of construction materials worth EUR 9 000. The Pilipović family received materials for the complete reconstruction of their home (roof, floors, insulation, facade, interior doors, carpentry, and bathroom materials), which they plan to use to adapt their home to accommodate their six-year-old daughter, who has special needs.

The delivery of the remaining packages under the RHP SRB9 sub-project also began in Bačka Topola and Ruma.

“UNHCR and OSCE are part of the RHP process since the beginning. The strength and patience of the Pilipović family in facing the challenges of life is remarkable and UNHCR is happy that they have finally got a housing solution and the opportunity to live a better life“, said Ivana Jelić, UNHCR Serbia Head of Integration Unit.


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