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Republic of Cyprus

The area of the Republic of Cyprus under government control has a market economy dominated by the service sector, which accounts for 78% of GDP. Tourism, financial services, and real estate are the most important sectors. Erratic growth rates over the past decade reflect the economy's reliance on tourism, which often fluctuates with political instability in the region and economic conditions in Western Europe. Nevertheless, the economy in the area under government control has grown at a rate well above the EU average since 2000. [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]

Cyprus

CAUTION:  The following links and accompanying text have been culled from the web to illuminate the situation in Cyprus. Some of these links may lead to websites that present allegations that are unsubstantiated or even false.  No attempt has been made to validate their authenticity or to verify their content.

HOW TO USE THIS WEBPAGE

Students

If you are looking for material to use in a term-paper, you are advised to scan the postings on this page and others to see which aspect(s) of street life are of particular interest to you. You might be interested in exploring how children got there, how they survive, and how some manage to leave the street. Perhaps your paper could focus on how some street children abuse the public and how they are abused by the public and how they abuse each other. Would you like to write about market children? homeless children? Sexual and labor exploitation? begging? violence? addiction? hunger? neglect? etc. There is a lot to the subject of Street Children. Scan other countries as well as this one. Draw comparisons between activity in adjacent countries and/or regions. Meanwhile, check out some of the Term-Paper resources that are available on-line.

Teachers

Check out some of the Resources for Teachers attached to this website.

*** ARCHIVES ***

Human Rights Reports 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 8, 2006

2009-2017.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61643.htm

[accessed 7 February 2020]

CHILDREN - Free education was available through the age of 18. Education was compulsory up to the age of 15, or 9 years of education. The highest level of education achieved by most children was secondary school, and virtually all children attended school.

Concluding Observations Of The Committee On The Rights Of The Child (CRC)

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 6 June 2003

www1.umn.edu/humanrts/crc/cyprus2003.html

[accessed 31 January 2011]

SEPARATION FROM PARENTS

[39] The Committee is concerned that, given the situation on the island following the events of 1974, certain categories of children wishing to attend secondary school must be separated from their parents, and may not be allowed to visit their parents regularly or return upon completion of their education.  Furthermore, the Committee notes that boarding schools for these children are available only for boys, and that there is one boarding home for girls.

Cyprus NGO intends to set a home for homeless children

www.welcomeurope.com/default.asp?id=1510&idpartner=409

At one time this article had been archived and may possibly still be accessible [here]

[accessed 6 May 2011]

PROJECT NAME: HOME SWEET HOME To provide a homelike enviroment to homeless children who are currently living in State-run institutions on a supposedly temporary basis (some as long as 12 years). In the last 6 years we have managed to place 5 children (gradually)in one such family. These children used to live in the State run 'children's shelter' on a supposedly temporary basis, awaiting foster families. The project is to offer financial, psychological and moral support to this family and pending it's sucess to duplicate such families all over Cyprus.

PROJECT NAME: HOME SWEET HOME To provide a homelike enviroment to homeless children who are currently living in State-run institutions on a supposedly temporary basis (some as long as 12 years). In the last 6 years we have managed to place 5 children (gradually)in one such family. These children used to live in the State run 'children's shelter' on a supposedly temporary basis, awaiting foster families. The project is to offer financial, psychological and moral support to this family and pending it's sucess to duplicate such families all over Cyprus.

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