Refugees and asylum seekers throughout Serbia are now experiencing the blistering cold of winter. A national news station recently interviewed RMF Serbia Medical Officer Dr. Daniel Pejkovic.
The translation is below:
Numerous volunteers from the nongovernmental organization are providing protection for refugees 24 hours a day. On winter days, they have more work to do.
“This weather favors development of respiratory infections, and that’s something they get very often. Other than that, we had multiple frostbite cases. Some of those cases were 2 to 3-year-old children.”
“We also had cases of refugees...
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