Number of immigrants/refugees arriving in Cyprus increases in 2017

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The number of illegal immigrants and refugees who arrived in Cyprus in the first nine months of the year recorded an increase of 137%, compared to last year.

According to the International Organisation for Migration, from the 1 st  of January until the 8 th  of October 818 people arrived to Cyprus, compared to the corresponding period in 2016 when their number was 345.

The same data shows that 140,538 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 8 October, with over 75% arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with...


Number of immigrants/refugees arriving in Cyprus increases in 2017


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