On the occasion of the International Day for Street Children, April 12th, the Center for Youth Integration presented the results of the research on legal and social vulnerability and the situation of families and children living in informal settlements in Belgrade.
This study covered 1602 children living in 564 households in 28 informal settlements in 10 Belgrade municipalities. These children live in inadequate conditions, without regular meals, running water, without the ability to maintain personal hygiene with very modest monthly income that cannot meet their basic needs. The research showed that as many as 483 children, returned to Serbia through the Readmission process, found themselves living under the same conditions, out of which 98 children are in a street situation.
This research was realized with the help of the program "Return to New Opportunities", the German-Serbian development cooperation implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).