Ελληνικά Following the publication of the stories of some Syrian refugees in Cyprus, we continue to share the stories of refugees and asylum-seekers from other countries or regions who came to Cyprus for safety, peace and normalcy. Through the lens of Sebastian Rich...
Waled and Hana had a happy and thriving family life in Idlib, including a restaurant business and their own home. After their house was shelled and they lost family members, they decided they had no choice but to flee for safety. They now live in Pafos and have to rely on charity and community support to keep food on the table.
Rema left everything behind in search of safety for herself, her young son and her parents. Being stateless has always been in the way of her dreams, but she is still hopeful she can be secure and independent one day.
Although Najaa is eager to work to support her family, she is only offered employment if she removes her hijab.
Kwthar wanted to continue her studies and be able to support her family; she is now the owner of a successful Hijab clothing shop in Pafos.
Meet some of the Syrian refugees living in Cyprus