Infrastructure for a new refugee settlement in Zamun

A census made in April 2001 confirmed that Zemun was the municipality with the largest concentration of refugees and IDPs in FRY. There are 5 Collective Centres in Zemun hosting 283 refugees and IDPs. One of the CCs was using the premises of a specialized elementary school for handicapped children. The Serbian Orthodox Church as the owner of this school claimed back its property. The Municipality of Zemun applied therefore for the UNHCRs Local Settlement Program, offering 11 plots in the settlement of Batajnica, which allowed 22 families to leave the CC and to build their own houses through a Self Help Program. But these plots were not connected to the infrastructure network of the municipality. The Municipality of Zemun requested SDCs assistance to support the UNHCR LS-Program by funding the infrastructure for those new housing plots.