Cyprus

Migrants enter a camp for refugees on Cyprus | Photo: picture-alliance / AP Photo/ P. Karadijas
yprus is the most eastern EU country and located much closer to Syria and Turkey than the rest of the EU | Credit: France24
Migrants enter a camp for refugees on Cyprus | Photo: picture-alliance / AP Photo/ P. Karadijas
Barricades near the closed Ledra Street crossing on the Greek Cypriot side with the Turkish Cypriot side in central Nicosia, Cyprus on March 9, 2020 | Photo: picture alliance/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Sputnik/dpa
Migrants on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/F.Heinz
Turkish Cypriot demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against a closed crossing point in the ethnically divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus on March 8, 2020 | Photo: picture alliance / AP Photo
Italian president Sergio Mattarella bestowed the OMRI award on high school teacher Antonio Silvio Calo for his work hosting migrants in November 2015 | Photo: ANSA/Quirinale/Francesco Ammendola
Woman walking in the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos island, Greece on November 29, 2019 | Photo: Imago
Refugees at the Moria hotspot on Lesbos, Greece waiting to be transferred to the Greek mainland and beyond | Photo: EPA/STRATIS BALASKAS
The Greek and Cypriot Republic flags across the separating Green Line in Nicosia from the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot flags | Photo: Picture-alliance/D.Cupolo
The small EU country has become a more popular migrant destination in recent years
A picture of Ahmed from the family photo album  | Credit: Screenshot from Amnesty International Deutschland film about Ahmed's case from February 2018