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1. UNHCR concerns over asylum-seekers trapped in buffer zone

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unhcr-concerns-over-asylum-seekers-trapped-in-buffer-zone

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has raised alarms over the safety and well-being of 31 asylum-seekers, including seven children, who are reportedly stranded in the UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus....

2. Stranded migrants face worsening conditions in buffer zone

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/stranded-migrants-face-worsening-conditions-in-buffer-zone

The UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) expressed concern on Wednesday over the health and welfare of a group of asylum seekers stranded in the UN buffer zone, emphasizing the urgent need for access to asylum procedures....

3. Migrants in Cyprus buffer zone reach 27

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/migrants-in-cyprus-buffer-zone-reach-27

Thirteen migrants - including unaccompanied children - are in the buffer zone, in addition to the fourteen who have been staying in tents in the area between Aglantzia and Geri for the past two weeks, bringing their total number to twenty seven....

4. EU-Lebanon migration deal sparks fury over alleged pushbacks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-lebanon-migration-deal-sparks-fury-over-alleged-pushbacks

A recent EU-Lebanon agreement has come under intense scrutiny from NGOs and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), who decry its ''brutal border control'' measures aimed at facilitating the ''voluntary return'' of Syrian refugees to contested ''safe areas'' in Syria, according to a report by Pavlos Xanthoulis in today's printed edition of Kathimerini....

5. EU ministers to strengthen migration policies

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-ministers-to-strengthen-migration-policies

At a ministerial meeting in Nicosia on May 16-17, 2024, eight EU member states, Austria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Italy......

6. UK Prime Minister confirms delay in Rwanda deportation flights

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-prime-minister-confirms-delay-in-rwanda-deportation-flights

The Rwanda deportation scheme will not begin until the summer, Rishi Sunak admitted on Monday, acknowledging a further delay to the policy even as MPs and peers began debating it for the final time....

7. Government halts Syrian asylum reviews amid tensions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/government-halts-syrian-asylum-reviews-amid-tensions

As tensions escalated in Lebanon and refugee boats continued to arrive in Cyprus, the President of the Republic made a significant......

8. Cyprus faces backlash over forced deportations of refugees

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-faces-backlash-over-forced-deportations-of-refugees

The European Union is on track to unveil a support package for Lebanon by May 2, as announced by President Christodoulides, according to George Kakouris' article in Kathimerini's Sunday edition....

9. Less talk, more action

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/less-talk-more-action

The government seems to have adopted a new strategy when it comes to addressing the growing issue of migration flows. Rather than discussing it publicly, there appears to be a preference for silence among government officials...

10. The hidden lives of migrants in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/the-hidden-lives-of-migrants-in-cyprus

Behind closed doors lies a hidden reality in Cyprus, where neglected homes become sanctuaries for new occupants, often foreigners seeking refuge from economic hardships....

11. Cyprus implements ''Plan B'' to curb surge in Syrian refugees

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-implements-plan-b-to-curb-surge-in-syrian-refugees

Cyprus has taken decisive action to manage the increasing flow of Syrian refugees seeking asylum, according to reliable sources. ...

12. Cyprus tackles mounting challenges in Syrian migrant crisis

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-tackles-mounting-challenges-in-migrant-crisis

As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad signals openness to the return of Syrian refugees, Nicosia remains cautious in its approach, refraining from engagement with the Damascus regime. ...

13. Minister advocates stricter asylum criteria for Syrians

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-ioannou-advocates-stricter-syrian-asylum-criteria-with-denmark-czech-republic-and-greece

Minister of the Interior Konstantinos Ioannou is set to have bilateral contacts in Denmark, the Czech Republic and Greece on the 10th, 11th and 12th of April......

14. Cyprus urges EU support for Lebanon amid migration challenges

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-urges-eu-support-for-lebanon-amid-migration-challenges

The Cypriot government is pleading with the European Union (EU) for financial support for Lebanon to bolster its border management efforts, according to a report by our Brussels correspondent, George Kakouris. ...

15. 2,540 Ukrainian refugees denied protection

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/2-540-ukrainian-refugees-denied-protection

About 2,540 Ukrainian refugees have been suspended from temporary protection in the Netherlands since March 4, 2024. They are now forced to seek safety in the country or leave. ...

16. President Christodoulides' candid year-one address

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-christodoulides-candid-year-one-address

In a televised address marking the completion of his first year in office, President Nikos Christodoulides highlighted the achievements and priorities of his administration. Emphasizing transparency and accountability, the President outlined the following key areas of focus:...

17. Interior Minister calls for urgent refugee return evaluation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-minister-calls-for-urgent-refugee-return-evaluation

Minister for the Interior Constantinos Ioannou raised the need to review the status of Syria as a safe or not destination for the purposes of returning of refugees and migrants, during his intervention at the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the EU, according to a press release....

18. German President engages with residents at Kofinou Refugee Center

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/german-president-engages-with-residents-at-kofinou-refugee-center

The President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, will visit the Reception and Hospitality Center for International Protection Applicants in Kofinou on Tuesday as part of his official visit to Cyprus....

19. Spain urges Morocco to stem transit asylum claims amidst rising numbers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/spain-urges-morocco-to-stem-transit-asylum-claims-amidst-rising-numbers

The Spanish government has formally requested Morocco's cooperation in preventing Senegalese passport holders, lacking a Schengen visa in the past two years, from boarding flights with layovers in Spain until February 19. ...

20. Interior Minister urges EU action on border surveillance

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-minister-urges-eu-action-on-border-surveillance

Cyprus' Minister for the Interior, Konstantinos Ioannou, emphasized the necessity for the European Union to collaborate with third countries in enhancing border surveillance, particularly the maritime border with Lebanon....

21. Cyprus eyes new measures amid migration challenges

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-eyes-new-measures-amid-migration-challenges

There may have been progress so far in the management of migration, according to figures released by the government these days, but this is mainly due to a sharp decline in the number of applicants from African countries, ...

22. Interior Minister considers plan with IOM to boost international workforce

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-minister-considers-plan-with-iom-to-boost-international-workforce

Interior Minister Constantinos Ioannou has conveyed to IOM (International Organization for Migration) Director General Amy Pope Cyprus' willingness to look into implementing a pilot programme to attract labour force from third countries....

23. Government achieves historic 50% drop in asylum applications

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-achieves-historic-50-drop-in-asylum-applications

There is a 50% reduction in the period March-October 2023 in new asylum applications compared to the 2022 corresponding period, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday, noting at the same time that for the first time, the overall balance of arrivals-returns presents a positive picture, and Cyprus is now ranking in the first places among European states in absolute numbers of returns....

24. Cyprus races to accommodate migrants at Pournara

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-races-to-accommodate-migrants-at-pournara

In response to the escalating conflict in the Middle East, the Republic of Cyprus has submitted a formal request for assistance to the European Union....

25. Cyprus appeals for EU coordination on refugee challenges

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-appeals-for-eu-coordination-on-refugee-challenges

Cyprus calls for coordinated action at the EU level to deal with a possible new influx of refugees as a result of the war between Hamas and Israel, Interior Minister, Constantinos Ioannou, said during the first day of the Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg....

26. EU partners bracing for Interior Minister's warning on refugee flows

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-partners-bracing-for-interior-minister-s-warning-on-refugee-flows

Cyprus Minister of the Interior will express to his EU counterparts the deep worry about the possibility of increased flows of refugees from the conflict areas in the Eastern Mediterranean to the EU countries and particularly the frontline member states....

27. EU nations reach agreement on handling irregular immigration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-nations-reach-agreement-on-handling-irregular-immigration

European Union countries on Wednesday sealed a deal on how to handle irregular immigration at times of exceptionally high arrivals, taking a step towards overhauling the bloc’s asylum and migration rules before a pan-European election next year....

28. 25 new asylum examiners to speed processing and deter migrant arrivals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/25-new-asylum-examiners-to-speed-processing-and-deter-migrant-arrivals

The Asylum Service of Cyprus has taken a significant step to enhance the efficiency of processing asylum applications by appointing 25 additional asylum examiners, according to Minister of Interior Constantinos Ioannou....

29. Italy to immediately deport immigrants for false age claims

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/italy-to-immediately-deport-immigrants-for-false-age-claims

Foreigners who lie about their age to benefit from a protection scheme reserved for unaccompanied minors arriving in Italy will be deported under a security decree expected to be approved by Giorgia Meloni’s cabinet on Wednesday as part of her far-right government’s crackdown on irregular immigration....

30. Chlorakas attack highlights growing racial tensions in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/chlorakas-attack-highlights-growing-racial-tensions-in-cyprus

The violent attack on Syrian residents in Chloraka last Sunday during a community demonstration related to the refugee-migration issue represents a failure on multiple fronts....

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