According to UNHCR’s latest report, access to university education for refugees stands at only 1%. Meet Nicole* who has just enrolled at the University of Cyprus. She is among that global 1%.
While the global refugee crises often allows little room for optimism, this exhibition nonetheless sets down a strong statement in hope of positively influencing the negative narrative about refugees and migrants, making these ‘strangers’ visible.
Looking into the lives of asylum-seekers in Cyprus: Τhe story of Marie, a single mother and auto-mechanic
Marie would love to work in the field she is qualified in, and provide for her child, but as she is waiting for a decision on her asylum application she faces many difficulties on a daily basis.
A “forgotten” sewing machine a gives breath of hope to Celine, an asylum-seeker for 8 years in Cyprus
After reading our story about an asylum-seeker who longed for a sewing machine again, a kind stranger responded by offering her his own.
Saimand Kanjo, 21, a Syrian Kurd who has lived in Cyprus for 10 years now, belongs to the global 1% of refugees who can access university education, thanks to a scholarship offered by the University of Nicosia to study physiotherapy.
Read today our fourth story, about a 57 year old mother who fled South Sudan with her twin sons in a quest for protection. The family sought asylum in Cyprus last June, but a year after they gave up hope that they could call Cyprus a home.