By the decision of the United Nations General Assembly, since December 18, 2000 has been marked as the International Day of Migrants, as a result of the large and growing number of migrants in the world.
At present, there are about 4,500 migrants and asylum seekers in Serbia, most of whom are accommodated in official accommodation, but there are still those, mostly men, who voluntarily reside outside the reception and asylum centers.
In order to monitor the position of migrants and asylum seekers on the territory of the Republic of Serbia since the beginning of the year, the NPM performed 22 visits to reception centers for migrants, asylum centers and border crossings, and on that occasion, he sent 25 recommendations for improving the actions of the competent authorities. The recommendations are mainly related to the establishment and keeping of special records on extraordinary events, the evidence of the division of necessary things to persons (means for maintaining hygiene, dressing, footwear and others) in a way that can determine the type and quantity of assigned things, as well as the recommendations for improving the nutrition of migrants and asylum seekers.
On the occasion of marking the International Day of Migrants, the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture (NPM) visited the Primary Care Center in Obrenovac.