Syria migrant arrivals double

Migrant arrivals from Syria and Lebanon have witnessed a twofold increase in recent months as a result of the escalating conflict in Gaza, said Interior Minister Constantinos Ioannou on Monday. “The recent

33 arrested after violence at migrant camp

Police arrested 33 people after violence erupted at Cyprus’ main migrant reception centre when fighting broke out between two ethnic groups, authorities said Tuesday. Riot police were called to quell a disturbance

Alert for migrant wave from Lebanon

Cypriot authorities said Tuesday they have information that around 500 irregular Syrian migrants are preparing to depart on boats from nearby Lebanon to the island. Interior Minister Constantinos Ioannou has instructed the


Cyprus deeply impacted by migrant smuggling

Migrant smuggling is a global concern that deeply affects Cyprus and demands immediate attention, Justice Minister Anna Koukkides Procopiou told a conference in Larnaca. The minister spoke at the three-day 18th CrimEx and 2nd


Second reinforced fence at migrant reception camp

The Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday that a second protective fence was placed around the perimeter of the Pournara migrant reception centre at Kokkinotrimithia, Nicosia. The ministry said the aim is to restrict

Cyprus economy doomed without migrant workers

Amid a rising wave of attacks and anti-migrant demonstrations, authorities and businesses warn that the economy would collapse should foreign labour be eliminated. In comments to news site Stockwatch, Labour Minister Yiannis

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