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Vacancy Announcement – Social Advisor for Asylum Seekers – Pournara First Reception Center, Kokkinotrimithia
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Vacancy Announcement – Social Advisor for Asylum Seekers – Pournara First Reception Center, Kokkinotrimithia

Temporary Appointment: June-November The Cyprus Refugee Council is interested to hire a motivated individual to carry out the tasks of the Social Advisor focusing mainly on the Pournara First Reception Center in Kokkinotrimithia for the project Strengthening Asylum in Cyprus funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Country Office in Cyprus. Organizational...

Vacancy Announcement – Cyprus Refugee Council – Integration Advisor
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Vacancy Announcement – Cyprus Refugee Council – Integration Advisor

The Cyprus Refugee Council is interested to hire a motivated individual to carry out the tasks of the Integration Advisor for the project Strengthening Asylum in Cyprus funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Country Office in Cyprus. Under this project and in order to address the challenges faced by refugees in...

Cyprus Refugee Council – Overview 2023
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Cyprus Refugee Council – Overview 2023

Mission: The Cyprus Refugee Council (CyRC) strives to safeguard, support and advocate for the rights of vulnerable groups in Cyprus, promoting their effective integration into the host society. Focusing on refugees, asylum seekers, detainees, trafficking victims and survivors of torture, CyRC works closely with the local society in order to provide quality services at the...

Important! New rules for the employment of Asylum Seekers
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Important! New rules for the employment of Asylum Seekers

The latest decision by the Ministry of Labour brings important changes to the conditions and the procedure to hire an asylum seeker.    According to the latest decision by the Minister of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, asylum seekers are allowed to work, 9 months after the submission of their asylum application. You can find the decision here. NOTE:...

Vacancy Announcement – Social Advisor  
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Vacancy Announcement – Social Advisor  

27 November 2023  The Cyprus Refugee Council is interested to hire a motivated individual to carry out the tasks of the Social Advisor focusing on asylum seekers in reception and detention centers for the Strengthening Asylum in Cyprus project funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Country Office in Cyprus.   Organizational Context ...

Vacancy Announcement – Cultural Mediator/Interpreter (French)  
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Vacancy Announcement – Cultural Mediator/Interpreter (French)  

27 November 2023  The Cyprus Refugee Council is interested to hire a motivated individual for the post of Cultural Mediator/Interpreter (French) for the Strengthening Asylum in Cyprus  project funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Country Office in Cyprus.   The Cultural Mediator/Interpreter (French) will carry out duties at the CyRC office in Nicosia and other locations as...

Public Statement: Severe Concern Regarding the Incidents in Chloraka and the Escalating Anti-refugee and Anti-migrant Rhetoric in Cyprus – by 14 organisations in Cyprus
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Public Statement: Severe Concern Regarding the Incidents in Chloraka and the Escalating Anti-refugee and Anti-migrant Rhetoric in Cyprus – by 14 organisations in Cyprus

Nicosia, 29/08/2023 The recent events in Chloraka, Paphos, are a cause for deep concern, and we strongly condemn any instances of violence that have taken place. We urge all parties to approach this situation with peaceful measures and work towards common, effective, and just solutions in the region for all, including refugees (including asylum seekers)...

Request for Legal Services
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Request for Legal Services

09/06/2023 Cyprus Refugee Council (CyRC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that works closely with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Country Office in Cyprus. Within the scope of a UNHCR-funded project, the CyRC is seeking to contract legal services provided by a registered lawyer and/or Law Firm for cases related to asylum seekers...

Report on Operational Capacity of CSOs and MRLOs in Cyprus
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Report on Operational Capacity of CSOs and MRLOs in Cyprus

The following two reports were prepared within the framework of the Building bridges and capacity among CSOs and refugee/migrant led groups providing services to vulnerable groups in the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot community (Bridging Services) project.  The Project aims to strengthen capacity and sustainability of CSOs and Refugee/Migrant-led organizations (MRLOs) that operate on both sides of...

Application for the provision of a rent subsidy to displaced persons from Ukraine who have secured Temporary Protection status
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Application for the provision of a rent subsidy to displaced persons from Ukraine who have secured Temporary Protection status

The Republic of Cyprus has now announced the provision of a rent subsidy to displaced persons from Ukraine who have secured Temporary Protection status. Eligible to apply are those who were displaced from Ukraine, from or after 24 February 2022 and at the time of submission of the application resided from the date of their arrival...