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Reject dangerous migration response plan, more than 100 NGOs tell EU leaders

Joint press release Reject dangerous migration response plan, more than 100 NGOs tell EU leaders The European Union is set to open a dark chapter in its history unless it rejects the European Commission’s proposal on migration, a coalition of more than 100 NGOs warned on Monday. Shifting towards a foreign policy that serves the … Continue reading

World Refugee Day Street Festival – Φεστιβάλ Δρόμου για την Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Προσφύγων

Ακολουθεί ελληνικό κείμενο We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to our hundreds of friends who honoured us yesterday with their presence and contributed to the success of the World Refugee Day Street Festival held yesterday at Faneromeni Square in Old Nicosia. Once again, the Festival proved to be a brilliant opportunity for people … Continue reading

Fun Day at Kofinou Reception Center

Global Shapers Nicosia and Rotaract Kition organised a Fun Day full of activities for the Refugees at the Refugee Camp in Kofinou. Schedule of the Fun Day: – Yoga For Kids by Haris Maratheftis – Fun Beach Tennis for Kids and Adults by Nicosia Beach Tennis Club – Art for Kids by Avgousta Demosthenous – … Continue reading

World Refugee Day Street Festival 2016

Ακολουθεί Ελληνικό κείμενο For the 3rd consecutive year, Future Worlds Center and the UNHCR Representation in Cyprus are organising a STREET FESTIVAL in celebration of the World Refugee Day. The Festival takes place in order to honour refugees’ contribution to the host society, to raise awareness on refugee issues, and to strengthen solidarity between the … Continue reading

Πέρα από την Κράτηση – Beyond Detention

Ακολουθεί κείμενο στα ελληνικά Beyond detention: Development and implementation of alternatives to detention – May 20th 2016 The UNHCR Representation in Cyprus organized a seminar on alternatives to detention of third country nationals in Filoxenia Conference Center, Nicosia on Friday, May 20th.  The UNHCR seminar aimed at providing key government and civil society stakeholders with … Continue reading

The Justice Project and FWC

We would like express our heartfelt thanks to The Justice Project for organizing the fundraising event ‘Scoring for Change: The Futsal Tournament’ in order to support the Homework Club for the refugee children run by our organisation. Our team was very pleased to meet Iasonas Pafitis and Orla Hadjisophocleous, the representatives of The Justice Project, … Continue reading

Η Σαχάρ,δασκάλα στην προσφυγιά στην Κοφίνου

Την λένε Σαχάρ και είναι στην Κύπρο από τον περασμένο Σεπτέμβριο. Οι τελευταίοι 7 μήνες είναι όπως λέει πολύ καλύτεροι απ ότι περίμενε. Όταν έμπαινε στο καράβι από την Συρία, δεν είχε κατά νου την Κύπρο.  Στο Κέντρο Υποδοχής Αιτητών Ασύλου στην Κοφίνου, διαμένουν αρκετά άτομα, διαφόρων ηλικιών. Είναι απο την Συρία, την Παλαιστίνη και … Continue reading

AIDA Update: Wrong counts and closing doors

The reception of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe Cyprus update drafted by Corina Drousiotou and Manos Mathioudakis of Future Worlds Center (Read full report here) Europe’s ongoing failure to find humane responses to the plight of refugees has led to severe difficulties in ensuring reception for those seeking asylum, according to the latest report … Continue reading

Cyprus should enhance refugee protection and alleviate effects of austerity measures on human rights

Report by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for human rights, following his visit to Cyprus (7 to 11 December 2015) “Despite some progress made in immigration law and policy, Cyprus’ asylum system still suffers from a number of shortcomings that need to be urgently redressed”, said Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human … Continue reading

21η Μαρτίου: Παγκόσμια Ημέρα για την Εξάλειψη των Φυλετικών Διακρίσεων

  Ανακοίνωση – Future Worlds Center   Την 21η Μαρτίου καλούμαστε παγκόσμια να ενώσουμε τις φωνές μας ενάντια στο ρατσισμό, τiς φυλετικές διακρίσεις και την ξενοφοβία. Ανακηρύχτηκε ως Παγκόσμια Ημέρα για την εξάλειψη όλων των μορφών των φυλετικών διακρίσεων από τον ΟΗΕ το 1966, με αφορμή την σφαγή 69 ανθρώπων που διαδήλωναν ενάντια στο καθεστώς … Continue reading