CRS Vice President, Sean Callahan, holds 11 month old Siad from Kobane in Syria, as he and his family cross the border from Serbia into Croatia, at Berkasovo, Serbia. The family of 5 are planning on reaching Germany. Everyday thousands of refugees cross this border on their journey north to the European Union. CRS and its partners, Philantrophy and the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, are supplying food and non food items to the refugees.
This year, thousands have fled countries in northern Africa and the Middle East seeking asylum in different parts of Europe. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Caritas are scaling up their humanitarian relief efforts to address these growing needs in Serbia, Macedonia and Greece. This is part of the Balkan Refugees - Migrants Response project.