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Stand with us in supporting refugees. People on the move face many challenges and a hostile environment. Through our Dignity Centres, Refugee Support offers people choice, normality and agency as well as a sense of hope and security, at a moment when they are made vulnerable by an unjust system.

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  • Community Support & Development Community Support & Development
  • Human Rights/Advocacy Human Rights/​Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/Relief Poverty Alleviation/​Relief
  • Beneficiaries

    • Refugees/Asylum Seekers Refugees/​Asylum Seekers

    Situation

    Cyprus is home to the highest number of people seeking asylum in Europe, per capita. The island has seen a 500% increase in arrivals since 2016, with more & more people fleeing violence and war. After a traumatic journey, people seeking asylum are left with no support, while facing daily challenges, destitution and racist attacks. The authorities are overwhelmed. People seeking asylum must wait months for basic essentials like food and hygiene items, with no access to bureaucratic support.

    Solution

    We offer people seeking asylum a sense of normality, agency and hope. At our pioneering Dignity Centre, people can choose food and hygiene items just like a normal shopping experience. They can also receive support registering for basic benefits and the labour market, assistance writing CVs, a weekly barber service, and signposting to help people navigate the system. These offerings, in a welcoming space, support people as they reclaim agency over their lives and take the next step.

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    Categories

  • Community Support & Development Community Support & Development
  • Human Rights/Advocacy Human Rights/​Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/Relief Poverty Alleviation/​Relief
  • Beneficiaries

    • Refugees/Asylum Seekers Refugees/​Asylum Seekers