Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Cyprus.
For Cyprus country of information (COI) experts, reports, commentaries and relevant documents, please click here.
As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.
KISA – Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism Cyprus
Contact person: Doros Polykarpou
KISA is a NGO, established in 1998, and its vision is the promotion of an all-inclusive, multicultural society, free of racism, xenophobia and discrimination and where, through the interaction and mutual respect of diverse cultures, there will be equality and respect for the rights of all, irrespective of race, nationality or ethnicity, colour, creed or beliefs, gender, sexual preference or orientation, age, inability or any other diversity
w2eu.info – Welcome to Europe
This hyperlink –w2eu.info – leads to an independent source of information for refugees coming to Europe. w2eu.info might be useful on their journey to and through Europe by giving access to counseling and useful contacts in different European countries.
Center for Migration, Identity and Rights Studies
The Center for Migration, Identity and Rights Studies (CMIRS) aims to contribute to and inform public debate on migration, identity and rights issues. CMIRS works to: improve opportunities for communication and gain knowledge about European policy developments with regards to migration, identity and rights; strengthen the role of civil society as a crucial actor in deepening citizen’s dialogue and participation in decisions affecting the Cyprus’ overall development; open channels of communication between civil society and policy makers and raise awareness on issues that have been missing from the public agenda.
Future Worlds Centre
Future Worlds Center is a non-governmental, non profit organisation established in Cyprus. Our mission is to explore and utilize the evolution of information and communication technologies to strengthen the process of peace-building and civic education, and to disseminate and promote the principles of Human Rights, Tolerance and Diversity.
The Humanitarian Affairs Unit of the organization implements a project funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that offers free legal and social advice to asylum seekers and persons under international protection (recognized refugees, subsidiary protection).
The Humanitarian Affairs Unit also operates the Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture (URVT), which supports and promotes the empowerment and rehabilitation of torture victims with a focus on refugees and asylum seekers.
Kisa Migrant and Refugee Center
48 Arsenoes Street, Nicosia 1010 / P.O. Box 22113, 1517 Nicosia
Tel: +357 22 87 8181
Fax: +357 22 77 30 39
Contact Person: Doros Polykarpou
KISA provides free legal and social services, support, guidance and advice at the two Migrant and Refugee Centers to safeguard the respect of their rights and deal with violations of these rights, both in the private and the public sectors, and to help empower them to claim their rights and facilitate their integration and full participation in society, through the encouragement and support of migrant, refugee and asylum seeker communities to set up their own organizations and promote autonomy. Contact their offices directly for information and support. KISA is a member of the Euromed Human Rights Network’s Migration and Asylum Working group.
Refugee Rights Association
In the absence of a domestic asylum regime, the Refugee Rights Association (RRA) provides free legal support to asylum seekers and refugees entering Northern Cyprus. The RRA monitors arrivals in to the region and identifies persons of concern and those at risk of refoulement. The RRA provides legal representation and advocacy during asylum procedures including accessing UNHCR Refugee Status Determination processes.