New Center for Unaccompanied Minors in Zygi “absolutely necessary” says Ministry of Labour

The creation of the new Center for Unaccompanied Minors in the village of Zygi, in Cyprus’ southern coast, is absolutely necessary in order to host children coming to Cyprus due to war in the surrounding region, says an announcement by the Ministry of Labour.

In response to press reports in relation to a government decision to create the center in part of an abandoned National Guard army camp, in Zygi, the Ministry says that this is the fifth center for unaccompanied minors to operate in the Republic of Cyprus.

The other four are operating in the municipalities of Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol without ever having any issue with the communities there, the Ministry adds.

It also says that for the creation of the center, the Republic of Cyprus has received support from international organizations, such as the International Organization for Migration, the Council of Europe Development Bank and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism – EEA Grants. The cost for creating and operating the center will be covered by these organizations, the Ministry announcement concludes.

Source: Cyprus News Agency