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27 migrants trapped in Cyprus’ buffer zone receive aid

Green Line challenge: Migrants caught in geopolitical crosshairs


In a tense standoff that has drawn international attention, 27 irregular migrants find themselves in limbo within the buffer zone of Cyprus. The group, whose immediate future hangs in the balance, is currently receiving assistance from the Peacekeeping Force, as confirmed by Government Spokesman Konstantinos Letymbiotis in a statement released earlier today.

The Republic of Cyprus, in coordination with the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), is actively engaged in addressing the humanitarian needs of these individuals. This precarious situation is not without precedent; similar incidents have been recorded in the past, underscoring the ongoing challenges at the Green Line, a demarcation that has divided the island nation since 1974.

As the government grapples with the complexities of this humanitarian issue, Letymbiotis emphasized the commitment to maintaining vigilant surveillance along the buffer zone. This effort is in strict adherence to the Green Line Regulation, which governs the movement of people and goods across the divide, aiming to prevent such incidents while ensuring the safety and security of all involved.

The eyes of the world remain fixed on Cyprus as it navigates this delicate situation, balancing the enforcement of its borders with the pressing need to provide refuge and care to those caught in geopolitical crosshairs.


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