Stefanovic: Serbia does take care of migrants

Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said on Wednesday that Serbia was “taking excellent care” of the migrants on its territory.

He also accused “certain NGOs” of “inciting refugees against the Serbian government.”

“They come to the parks where migrants gather every morning and tell them they will be deported if they board one of the buses,” minister said, referring to the buses that refugees can use to go to one of the reception, or asylum centers instead of staying in the streets and rundown warehouses in Belgrade without basic living conditions.

“I know which organizations are behind this and we have already contacted them,” the minister told TV Pink.

Stefanovic said there was still room in the reception centers, adding:”No migrant can be left out in the snow, and the government simply has to, and will take care of them.”

According to him, “millions of them” have passed through Serbia without major problems, “which speaks to the excellent organization of interior services.”

So far about 100 migrants have applied for asylum in Serbia, “but their destination is West European states, and our country is just one of the stops for them,” Stefanovic said.

(B92, 18.01.2017)

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