Category: <span>News</span>

AIDA Country Report Cyprus – Update on the year 2020
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AIDA Country Report Cyprus – Update on the year 2020

Our latest update of the Asylum Information Database (AIDA) Country Report on Cyprus is now available online, coordinated by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). The updated AIDA Country Report on Cyprus provides a detailed overview on legislative and practice-related developments in asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and content of...

Press Release: MED 5 Summit on European Migration and Asylum Policy, 19-20 March – Athens
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Press Release: MED 5 Summit on European Migration and Asylum Policy, 19-20 March – Athens

*Ακολουθεί το κείμενο στα ελληνικά. On the 19th and 20th of March the Interior Ministers’ of the five front line countries affected by migrant crossings – Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Malta and Greece – will meet in Athens in search of a common component for a single European immigration and asylum policy. Ahead of the summit,...

Information on COVID-19 National Vaccination Plan Cyprus
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Information on COVID-19 National Vaccination Plan Cyprus

*Information found at the Help Platform of UNHCR – https://help.unhcr.org/cyprus/covid-19-coronavirus/ The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has begun the rollout of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Priority is given to residents by age. The PIO makes weekly announcements on the next age group that is eligible for vaccination and for whom appointments become available via the COVID-19...

Information on Medical Cards applications and Renewals
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Information on Medical Cards applications and Renewals

If you are an asylum seeker and want to apply for a Medical Card or for a renewal of your Medical Card, you can do this from any district or city by sending a fax to 22 605485. You must send the completed application form and attach copies of your confirmation letter and alien registration...

Initiatives for the self-representation of refugees in Cyprus: Which challenges do refugee-led organizations face?
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Initiatives for the self-representation of refugees in Cyprus: Which challenges do refugee-led organizations face?

Recognizing the potential, value and importance of refugee-led community organizations, the Cyprus Refugee Council conducted research on the presence of such organizations in Cyprus. Individuals from different refugee communities, refugee-led organizations, international and non-governmental organizations and governmental actors all took part in the research, conducted within the framework of the Training Kit for Empowering Refugee-Led Community...

COVID-19 support measures of the government for Period 11 (1.01.2020 – 31.01.2020)
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COVID-19 support measures of the government for Period 11 (1.01.2020 – 31.01.2020)

If you want to claim COVID-19 support benefits for the period 01.01.21 – 31.01.2021 you need to apply by Saturday 06/02/2021. The Special Unemployment Benefit which will be granted for the period of January will be 500 euros.  Note – You could be eligible for support allowances, if you are:  Self-employed Own a business that has ceased operation...

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Gradual Lift of COVID19 Lockdown Measures from Monday, February 1st 2021

As of Monday, February 1st, the following changes apply in the existing measures: Re-opening of barbershops, hair salons, beauty salons (Additional Category 9 has been added to the categories for SMS requests valid from Monday 1st of February). Increase from 25% to 50% of the percentage of personnel who may have a physical presence in private service businesses,...

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Announcement on Special Allowances for COVID19

You can find in the links below information for the following Special Allowance Schemes (in Arabic, Engliish, French and Somali):  Special Unemployment Allowance  Special Leave Allowance for purposes of Childcare  Special Leave Allowance for persons in risk of serious illness from Covid-19 Arabic > https://bit.ly/3bYiCgl English> https://bit.ly/3o3TM19 French > https://bit.ly/2Y1wwX6 Somali > https://bit.ly/391TFig For more information or help, contact...

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Instructions on SMS request for Movement (Summary)

As of 5am on Sunday, January 10, 2021, all gatherings in private and public spaces are prohibited. No one is allowed out between 9pm and 5am. Each person is allowed out 2 times a day.  To go out, permission must be requested by sending an (free) SMS text message to 8998. Requests should be sent as...