BELGRADE – A total of 277,890 forced migrants from the territory of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) are living in Serbia, it was stated at Thursday’s presentation of the publication entitled Two Decades of Refugees in Serbia released by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.

Serbian refugees fleeing Croatia in two corridors (1995) Photo: Ranko Cukovic Reuters
Serbian refugees fleeing Croatia in two corridors (1995)
Photo: Ranko Cukovic Reuters

Their average age is 43.3 years. The greatest number of them are living in Vojvodina (51.3 %), while in southern and eastern Serbia the figure stands at 4.9 %, publication author Vesna Lukic said.

“Out of a total number of internal migrants, 57.3 % have moved to the cities,” she underlined.

Lukic said that the greatest number of forced migrants is of working age, and the majority of them are in the service sector.

There are 50.7 percent of women among forced migrants, 4,055 persons older than 10 years are illiterate including 3,461 women and 594 men.

Lukic said that the publication, which is based on the 2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia, analyses the demographic, educational, social and other characteristics of forced migrants.

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  1. This is actually people who were genuinely ethnically cleansed.

    But are there any success stories of them or their children – ones who’ve managed to build a business or do very well somehow?

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