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25 October, 2021
 

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1. NGO says refugee woman misled by agents

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ngo-says-refugee-woman-misled-by-agents

A pro-migrant group in Cyprus is accusing officials of using dubious methods to pressure a Syrian woman refugee to withdraw her asylum application, including hiding a recent development that could reunite her family on the island more quickly...

2. Asylum seekers arrested in Chloraka raid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seekers-arrested-in-chloraka-raid

Ten asylum seekers have been arrested in Paphos district according to local reports, citing a violation of an emergency law issued last December that bans international protection applicants from residing in Chloraka...

3. People turned away at walk-in vaccination center

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/people-turned-away-at-walk-in-vaccination-center

Health officials in Nicosia were turning away people including foreign persons of alien immigration status, who stood in line in hot Friday weather for a walk-in vaccination...

4. Cyprus to vaccinate aliens but details unclear

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-vaccinate-aliens-but-details-unclear

The health ministry in the Republic of Cyprus has announced a new program aimed at vaccinating foreign persons of alien status, but details remained unclear regarding specific groups including undocumented individuals...

5. Asylum seekers stuck in Cyprus' buffer zone

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seekers-stuck-in-cyprus-buffer-zone

Cypriot Interior Minister Nikos Nouris says the ordeal of three Cameroonians currently stuck in the buffer zone could end if EU fellow members agreed to take them in, with reports saying the bloc is still looking for consensus on migration policy but nothing has been agreed to date...

6. Fast food drivers pulled over by police

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fast-food-drivers-pulled-over-by-police

Three deliverymen in Paphos were arrested during random road inspections by immigration police officers, who said the job contracts had not been properly stamped, while additional reports said the young men were asylum seekers who had a right to work...

7. Workers detained as hotel industry scrambles

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/five-workers-detained-as-hotel-industry-scrambles

Five people in Paphos district were taken to a police station for questioning after immigration police officers raided a local hotel suspected of employing workers unlawfully...

8. Syrian boy allowed to reunite with parents

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrian-boy-allowed-to-reunite-with-parents

A young Syrian boy stuck in the north for over a month was reunited with his parents, following pressure on the government to allow the unaccounted minor to cross over to the south...

9. Asylum seekers at Pournara breach gate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seekers-at-pournara-breach-gate

A group of asylum seekers at Nicosia’s Pournara camp got a brief taste of freedom on Wednesday, after residents breached the front gate during a protest against long-term detention at the migration facility...

10. Asylum seeker held at Menoyia loses appeal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seeker-held-at-menoyia-loses-appeal

A man from Sri Lanka, who is being detained at Menoyia for over a year, has lost his appeal at the Supreme Court, which ruled the interior ministry had legal grounds to keep him in prolonged custody because of legal steps taken by the applicant himself...

11. Cyprus’ migrant camp way over capacity

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-migrant-camp-way-over-capacity

The overcrowding situation with refugees and asylum seekers at Pournara camp was back in the news, following an unannounced visit by the state’s Ombudswoman who said she saw some improvements but also some problems still not being addressed such as the right to move freely out of the camp...

12. Commission presents new migration plan for EU

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/divided-europe-seeks-to-overhaul-defunct-migration-policies

The European Union's executive proposed on Wednesday overhauling the bloc's broken migration and asylum rules, seeking to end years of feuds and bitterness over the many people fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa....

13. Nearly 100 asylum seekers flown out of Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nearly-100-asylum-seekers-flown-out-of-cyprus

Fourteen unaccompanied minors have been transferred from the Republic of Cyprus to Finland, while another 84 foreign nationals were flown back to their countries in what the government described as ‘voluntary returns'...

14. Driver permit rules stiffer for non-residents

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-driver-permit-rules-stiffer-for-non-residents

The Cypriot transport ministry has issued tougher rules for some foreigners seeking to obtain a driver’s permit, essentially linking visa status to eligibility while barring refugees with pending applications as well as introducing stricter criteria...

15. Supreme Court orders Syrian man’s release

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/supreme-court-orders-syrian-man-s-release

An asylum seeker, who was detained on national security grounds and his application had been rejected, was ordered to walk free after the Supreme Court ruled state authorities had no legal basis to keep him locked up...

16. Asylum seeker delivery man gets arrested

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seeker-delivery-man-gets-arrested

A food delivery guy was arrested on suspicion of illegal employment in Paphos after he went to take food to the town’s police headquarters...

17. Cyprus outlines drastic step on migration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-outlines-drastic-step-on-migration

Republic of Cyprus Interior Minister Nikos Nouris is urgently seeking a constitutional amendment to shorten the time of due process for asylum applicants, calling a set of government-sponsored bills a “holistic approach” to immigration during a press conference on Thursday...

18. Cyprus to launch SMS campaign to stem migrant arrivals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-launch-sms-campaign-to-stem-migrant-arrivals

Cyprus is launching a multilingual SMS campaign to head off more migrant arrivals by dispelling the mistaken belief the European Union member country is a gateway to the continent, the Cypriot interior minister said Sunday....

19. NGOs raise alarm over inhumane conditions at overcrowded migrant camp

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ngos-raise-alarm-over-inhumane-conditions-at-overcrowded-migrant-detention-camp

Two migrant and refugee support NGOs, Cyprus Refugee Council and Caritas Cyprus, have raised the alarm over the inhumane conditions that have developed in the Kokkinitrimithia camp, particularly since the coronavirus pandemic broke out on the island....

20. Μeasures needed to curb flow of migrants through Green Line, Anastasiades tells Akinci

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/measures-needed-to-curb-flow-of-migrants-through-green-line-anastasiades-tells-akinci

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades expressed grave concern about the “organised and increasing illegal flow of migrants through the Green Line” and told the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, that measures need to be taken. ...

21. Cyprus gets tough on economic migrants

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-gets-tough-on-economic-migrants

Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris says the government is determined to cut down on asylum and residence permit applications by blocking economic migrants from filing non-legitimate petitions...

22. Greece seeking EU alliances to boost migrant returns

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-seeks-eu-alliances-to-boost-migrant-returns

As tensions at migrant camps on the Aegean islands simmer amid continuing arrivals, the Greek government is looking at ways of accelerating the return of those whose asylum applications are rejected....

23. Speed boat intercepted in latest refugee arrival

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-in-speedboat-arrested-in-latest-refugee-arrival

Coast guard officials arrested two suspects after giving chase to a fleeing speedboat on Monday, in connection with the arrival of another boat that carried 131 undocumented migrants to northwestern Cyprus...

24. Cyprus formally asks EU to share burden

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-formally-asks-eu-to-share-burden

Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides has made good on his promise to seek help in “practical ways” from his EU counterparts on the migration issue and redistribution of asylees...

25. Cyprus ready to push on migration question

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-ready-to-push-on-migration-question

Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides is drafting a letter for his EU counterparts, in which he is expected to formally ask for a number of individuals under protection status in the Republic of Cyprus to be relocated to other member states...

26. Syrians trapped at Ercan head to Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrians-trapped-at-ercan-head-to-turkey

Turkish Cypriot officials say Ankara has decided to host 50 Syrians who have been trapped in Ercan airport due to visa issues...

27. Two arrested in food stamp scam in Larnaca

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-arrested-in-food-stamp-scam

A civil servant and another person were remanded in custody on Thursday, in connection with a suspected scam over food stamps and rent vouchers destined for foreign low-income beneficiaries...

28. Missing complaint leads to Syrian man’s arrest

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/missing-complaint-leads-to-man-s-arrest

A Syrian man who was reported missing ended up getting arrested, with police investigating whether he obtained asylum documents on false pretenses ...

29. Kurd’s extradition hearing cutting it close

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/kurd-s-extradition-hearing-cutting-it-close

The decision whether or not to extradite a Kurdish man wanted by German authorities has been postponed once again, with time running out very quickly for a Larnaca judge...

30. Somali women react to social services video

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/somali-women-react-to-social-services-video

A group of women from Somalia are speaking out against treatment from state officials, just days after a video surfaced online showing a female refugee being forcefully removed from a social welfare office...

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