IOM Cyprus News

  • Child protection lessons learned promoted as promising practices in the EEA – Region

    IOM Cyprus promoted lessons learned from the Transition to Adulthood program with the support of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus in the EEA Region.

  • Invitation to Expression of Interest: Semi-Independent Housing Structure Leasing for Hosting Unaccompanied Children

    Under the program "Creating Semi-Independent Housing Structures for Hosting Unaccompanied Children Over 16 Years" funded by the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Security - Social Welfare Services, the International Organization for Migration - Cyprus Office, is interested in: "Lease of Semi-Independent Residential Structures for the Hosting of Unaccompanied Children - Third Country Citizens over 16 years old", which will operate until December 2022.

  • IOM and UNHCR Call for a Truly Common and Principled Approach to European Migration and Asylum Policies

    On the eve of the launch of the presentation of the European Commission’s new Pact on Migration and Asylum, IOM, the International Organization for Migration and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are appealing to the European Union (EU) to ensure a truly joint and principled approach that addresses all aspects of migration and asylum governance. 

  • IOM and the Republic of Cyprus Assist 84 Migrants with Voluntary Return

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Cyprus and the Republic of Cyprus, in coordination with IOM Nepal and IOM India, organized the voluntary return of 63 Nepali and 21 Indian nationals.  

  • Migration in the Eastern Mediterranean and COVID-19

    Natasa Xenophontos Koudouna, Head of IOM Cyprus, is discussing Migration in the Eastern Mediterranean and COVID-19 during the video podcast episode hosted by the 

  • IOM Cyprus resumes office operations

    As of 15 June 2020 IOM Cyprus resumes normal office operations.

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  • People on the Move

    UN Secretary General's Issue Brief: COVID-19 and People on the Move

    No one country can fight the virus alone and no one country can manage migration alone. But together, we can do both: contain the spread of the virus, buffer its impact on livelihoods and communities and recover better, together. Read more

  • IOM Maintains COVID-19 Support for Vulnerable Migrant Communities in Cyprus

    The number of COVID-19 case in Cyprus has dropped over the past three weeks (837 confirmed cases and 15 deaths overall) but the risk of infection persists among the most vulnerable communities on the island due to overcrowded living conditions, challenges in accessing basic services such as health, as well as communication barriers.  

  • IOM Supports the Transition to Adulthood of Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Cyprus

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Cyprus has launched a new programme that aims to ease the difficult transition to adulthood for unaccompanied migrant children in Cyprus through semi-independent housing and other support. “ 

    “The majority of unaccompanied migrant children arriving in Cyprus are 16-17 years old,” said Natasa Xenophontos Koudouna, head of IOM’s office in Cyprus. “In the absence of family support—and little chance for family reunification—appropriate living conditions and a robust preparation for the transition to adulthood are essential.”  

  • The Rights and Health of Refugees, Migrants and Stateless Must be Protected in COVID-19 Response

    OHCHR, IOM, UNHCR and WHO - Joint Press Release  

    Geneva - In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, we are all vulnerable. The virus has shown that it does not discriminate - but many refugees, those forcibly displaced, the stateless and migrants are at heightened risk.