New shelter for trafficking victims

The Social Welfare Deputy Ministry announced the operation of a new unit for managing human trafficking victims based in a Nicosia shelter for those sexually exploited. In 2022-2023, Social Welfare Services (SWS)

Human trafficking prevention a government priority

Preventing and combating human trafficking is a priority for the government, said Justice Minister Anna Koukkides Procopiou, following a US State Department report which positively assessed Cyprus, maintaining its Tier 1 ranking. A

Cyprus can do more to prevent trafficking

Despite the Republic of Cyprus meeting the minimum standards to eliminate people trafficking, challenges persist, said the US State Department’s annual report. According to the report, Cyprus has demonstrated serious and sustained efforts

Ministries join dots to prevent people trafficking

Ministers of Justice and Labour said they had zero tolerance for human trafficking, signing a cooperation framework to better protect those exploited. Justice Minister Stephie Dracos, Labour Minister Kyriacos Koushos and Deputy

Support for human trafficking victims

Cyprus Police and the Social Welfare Services have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to handle and protect human trafficking victims in a strong message of zero tolerance to this crime. The Memorandum

Italy, Cyprus to combat antiquities trafficking

Communications Minister Yiannis Karousos said Cyprus and Italy are in consultation for training programmes to suppress illicit trafficking of antiquities and clandestine excavation. Addressing an event entitled Digging History – 50 Years