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Children among 26 migrants in Famagusta arrival

Boat carrying 26 Syrians spotted off Cyprus coast


In a poignant tale of resilience, 26 irregular migrants from war-torn Syria embarked on a perilous journey that led them to the shores of Cyprus early Monday morning.

The group, comprising 15 men, 2 women, 7 children, and 2 unaccompanied minors, braved the Mediterranean waves aboard a small boat, ultimately spotted in the sea area of Famagusta District.

Detailed examinations by authorities shed light on the composition of the group, each individual carrying a unique story of survival and hope. The authorities meticulously obtained their data, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of their backgrounds.

Following the scrutiny, the 26 irregular migrants were compassionately transferred to the Temporary Accommodation Centre for Migrants Pournara in Kokkinotrimithia.

This facility, designed to provide temporary refuge, will serve as a crucial support system for the group as they navigate the complexities of seeking asylum.

Despite the challenges posed by irregular migration, the authorities' investigations have, as of now, yielded no arrests.

The situation underscores the delicate balance between humanitarian concerns and the need for border control, prompting ongoing discussions about effective and compassionate approaches to managing such arrivals.

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