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Vaccination against COVID-19 – Answers to frequently asked questions
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Vaccination against COVID-19 – Answers to frequently asked questions

ENGLISH Vaccination against COVID-19 – Answers to frequently asked questions – also available on PIO Website here. Which vaccines are licensed and available for vaccination?The vaccines against COVID-19 that have been licensed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are: Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson&Johnson. What is the interval period between the 1st and 2nd dose...

“Setting up and Managing an Organisation” – Online Workshops for Refugee-led initiatives, groups and organisations
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“Setting up and Managing an Organisation” – Online Workshops for Refugee-led initiatives, groups and organisations

Cyprus Regugee Council and Civil Society Advocates are organising a series of 3 workshops aiming to support initiatives of refugee-led community organizations, unofficial refugee-led groups and NGOs working with refugees. The Online Workshops will be cover three main topics: Workshop 1 (02/06/2021, from 3-6pm): The legal aspects of registering a legal entity/NGO Workshop 2 (09/06/2021,...

NEW MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE #COVID19 PANDEMIC – 26th April 2021
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NEW MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE #COVID19 PANDEMIC – 26th April 2021

ENGLISH (taken from the PIO announcement): NEW MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE #COVID19 PANDEMIC as of Monday, 26 April 2021, at 5 a.m. until Sunday, 9 May 2021, at midnight. (Read Health Minister’s statement here https://bit.ly/3tND6P1 ) 1. Movement is prohibited from 9 p.m. until 5 am of the following day except in the following cases: a. Moving to and...

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...