The ICRC has been active in Serbia since 1991. We carried out our mission during the armed conflicts in the region, and we have continued to address their most pressing consequences, such as the issue of missing persons, in the post-conflict period.

Marking the 2017 International Day of the Disappeared

Our work in Serbia

Following the outbreak of armed conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, the first ICRC office in the region was opened in 1991 in Belgrade. In accordance with our mandate, during these conflicts we provided protection to civilians in areas stricken by war, delivered humanitarian assistance in the form of food, medicines and other necessities to those who needed it, brought together separated families, visited prisoners of war and other detainees, and engaged in dialogue with the authorities regarding respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) and compliance with their respective obligations.

After the conflicts, our activities in the region were focused on one of their most tragic consequences – what happened to the over 35,000 people who went missing.

The regional delegation in Belgrade:

  • also covers Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia;
  • shares office space with the Eurasia Regional Resource Network. Belgrade also hosts the ICRC’s Shared Services Centre.

Contact us


Belgrade Regional Delegation, Vladimira Popovica 38–40, 11070 Belgrade, Serbia


+381 11 228-55-45

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Our work with the Red Cross of Serbia and other National Societies

The ICRC collaborates closely with the seven National Societies in the region on a wide range of activities, depending on the humanitarian situation. Our work has changed over time, and the current focus of our operational partnerships is on the challenges of missing persons, migration, IHL and awareness-raising. The National Societies support the national authorities in activities that include handling crises, running health and social programmes, restoring family links and providing first aid.