Croation Red Cross

Who is responsible for psychosocial support (PSS)?

Selma Ilic, Head of Asylum and Migration Department


Contact for PSS

Marija Juzbasic

Phone: +385981933672
Fax: +3851 4655 365
e-mail: marija.juzbasic(at)


Danijela Stiplosek

Phone: +385993968601
Fax: +3851 4655 365
e-mail: danijela.stiplosek(at)


Website of the national society or PSS


Field of psychosocial support at the moment

Psychosocial support in emergencies

  • Basic and advanced PSS trainings for staff and volunteers
  • PSS response in big and small scale national emergencies
  • Development of Caring for staff and volunteers system
  • Development of local PSS materials
  • Participation at PSSiE projects
  • PS support in case of airplane accidents


Recent emergencies in Croatia relating to PSS:

2014 – floods (Vukovar-Syrmia County)
2015 – migration response
2018 – landslides (Hrvatska Kostajnica)


Psychosocial support to vulnerable groups

  • PS support to asylum seekers in the Reception Centers for asylum seekers
  • PS support to refugees
  • PS support to unaccompanied asylum seeking children
  • PS support to victims of trafficking


Psychosocial support in local branches

  • PS support to elderly
  • PS support to people with disabilities
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