To mark World Refugee Day 2022, the UNHCR Country Office in Cyprus and Universitas Foundation present the photographic exhibition Fleeing to Safety by Sebastian Rich. The exhibition launch, curated by Stefanos Kouratzis,
Eleven missing unaccompanied migrant children have triggered the concern of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Cyprus, which urged local authorities to improve living conditions at the camps. In a
The UN High Commission for Refugees acknowledges Cyprus is one of Europe’s frontline states facing increasing migratory pressures, but it needs to implement fast and fair asylum procedures. The UNHCR Representative in
A member of parliament is calling on Cyprus to rethink its policies on handling asylum seekers and stop hiding behind the excuse of a backlog in requests, while refusing to provide aid
UNHCR said the Pournara migrant reception centre in Kokkinotrimithia needs to be decongested to prevent more violent outbreaks at the overcrowded facility. The UN agency also acknowledges the challenges faced by the
The UNHCR office in Cyprus is pleased that steps have been taken to improve the living conditions of asylum seekers and hopes other measures will be introduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cyprus should adopt accelerated procedures to review asylum applications to tackle increased refugee and migrant flows, UNHCR spokesperson Emilia Strovolidou told CNA. The UN Refugee Agency official said instead of using deterrence,