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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

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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

www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61643.htm

[accessed 31 January 2011]

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At one time this article had been archived and may possibly still be accessible [here]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