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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. Human rights status remains steady in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/human-rights-status-remains-steady-in-cyprus

The US State Department's annual report on human rights reveals that the situation in Cyprus saw no significant changes in 2023. The report covers both the Republic of Cyprus and the area administered by Turkish Cypriots, emphasizing the unique political landscape of the island....

5. 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....

6. 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......

7. Cyprus leads EU with highest rate of asylum seekers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-leads-eu-with-highest-rate-of-asylum-seekers

Cyprus had the highest rate of registered first-time applicants for asylum compared to its population in January 2024, according to the latest monthly asylum data released by Eurostat....

8. Protesters rally against police brutality and bias

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/protesters-rally-against-police-brutality-and-bias

A peaceful demonstration unfolded Saturday at noon in Eleftheria Square, driven by the African Community in Cyprus and bolstered by allied organizations. ...

9. Undocumented workers discovered at Paphos construction site

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/undocumented-workers-discovered-at-paphos-construction-site

Five individuals and their employer are facing charges for illegal employment in Paphos, according to Michael Nicolaou, Assistant Police Director of Operations in Paphos....

10. University seminar explores identity dynamics in occupied Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/university-seminar-explores-identity-dynamics-in-occupied-cyprus

In an upcoming seminar scheduled for May 23, 2024, at Göteborgs universitet......

11. Cyprus suspends asylum applications from Syrian migrants

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-suspends-asylum-applications-from-syrian-migrants

The Republic of Cyprus has decided to halt the processing of all asylum applications from Syrian migrants, citing provisions within European frameworks for handling increased and emergency migration flows....

12. Cyprus revokes asylum apps of Syrians travelling via occupied areas

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-revokes-asylum-apps-of-syrians-travelling-via-occupied-areas

Following a meeting of the National Security Council at the Presidential Palace, Interior Minister Konstantinos Ioannou announced the immediate revocation...

13. Cyprus suspends asylum for Syrian nationals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-suspends-asylum-for-syrian-nationals

President Christodoulidis announced on Saturday evening a suspension of the examination of asylum applications for individuals of Syrian origin, citing the recent influx of Syrian political asylum seekers arriving in Cyprus....

14. EU's new migration pact gains Cyprus approval

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-s-new-migration-pact-gains-cyprus-approval

The new Migration and Asylum Pact, the European Parliament approved on Wednesday, is ''an important step'' Cyprus’ Interior Ministry says in a statement, released on Thursday....

15. EU's passage of migration pact shrouded in controversy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-s-passage-of-migration-pact-shrouded-in-controversy

A ''Historic'' moment for Europe, as the Migration and Asylum Pact was approved by the plenary session of the European Parliament a few hours ago....

16. Cyprus seeks EU aid amid migration surge

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-seeks-eu-aid-amid-migration-surge

In response to increased migration flows, particularly from Syrians in Lebanon, Cyprus urges EU aid for Lebanon and steps up surveillance to prevent boat departures, Interior Minister Constantinos Ioannou reports....

17. Interior Ministry clarifies asylum seeker employment rights

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-ministry-clarifies-asylum-seeker-employment-rights

In a recent statement, Cyprus' Interior Ministry provided clarity regarding the right to work for asylum seekers. According to the statement, all asylum seekers, regardless of origin, are not permitted to access employment until nine months have passed from the date of their asylum application....

18. Asylum appeals in Cyprus skyrocket to 472%

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-appeals-in-cyprus-skyrocket-to-472

A dramatic increase of 472% in appeals before the Administrative Court of International Protection by asylum seekers and foreigners has been reported between 2020 and 2023,...

19. German President's Cyprus visit marks new diplomatic era

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/german-president-s-cyprus-visit-marks-new-diplomatic-era

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier begins contacts on Monday as part of his state visit to Cyprus between 11-13 February at the invitation of the President of the Republic Nikos Christodoulides....

20. Minister highlights smallest resident population at Pournara

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-highlights-smallest-resident-population-at-pournara

The outlook for Cyprus in relation to migration is positive, as in 2023 a 46% reduction in irregular migrant applications and a 66% increase in returns have been achieved, Interior Minister Konstantinos Ioannou said on Wednesday....

21. German president Steinmeier embarks on first ever state visit to Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/german-president-steinmeier-embarks-on-first-ever-state-visit-to-cyprus

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will carry out a state visit to Cyprus between 11-13 February at the invitation of the President of the Republic Nikos Christodoulides....

22. 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. ...

23. Man files UN complaint against Spain over border tragedy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/man-files-un-complaint-against-spain-over-border-tragedy

A 25-year-old individual from Cameroon, who identified himself under the pseudonym Ludovic, has lodged a complaint with the United Nations against Spain, alleging multiple violations of the convention against torture....

24. ELAM's shadow: Unveiling the far-right's fascist roots

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/elam-s-shadow-unveiling-the-far-right-s-fascist-roots

''Nazis or just another populist party?'' This has been the question in Germany for years regarding the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD)....

25. 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, ...

26. Surge in Syrian asylum seekers amid drop in African arrivals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/surge-in-syrian-asylum-seekers-amid-drop-in-african-arrivals

The Ministry of Interior disclosed an uptick in asylum applications from Syrians, predominantly arriving by sea, citing challenges in managing these individuals due to the perilous conditions in their home country. ...

27. Cyprus expands diplomatic footprint, bolsters migration management efforts

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-expands-diplomatic-footprint-bolsters-migration-management-efforts

President Nicos Christodoulides, leading the Council of Ministers at the Presidential Palace, announced significant developments in Cyprus' foreign policy and measures taken to address migration challenges....

28. Workforce crisis grips Cyprus as 12,000 job vacancies surge

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/workforce-crisis-grips-cyprus-as-12-000-job-vacancies-surge

In the hotel, catering, and retail sectors, an estimated 12 thousand personnel needs have prompted relevant professional associations to jointly appeal to the Ministry of Labour, seeking simplified procedures for hiring staff from third countries....

29. Fire razes hotel in Ireland slated for asylum seekers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fire-razes-hotel-in-ireland-slated-for-asylum-seekers

A 19th-century Georgian hotel, earmarked for housing asylum seekers, became the epicenter of a police investigation as flames engulfed the vacant Ross Lake Hotel in Rosscahill. ...

30. 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....

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