An Ecosystem of Support in Cyprus

When it comes to migration, Cyprus is at the frontline of Europe—home to the highest number of refugees per capita. We’re part of a small but essential ecosystem of support on the island, working closely with partners to help vulnerable individuals with dignity. One of our closest collaborators is Caritas, a social justice organisation that advocates on behalf of the poor and the marginalised.

In this short video, Elizabeth Kassinis, Executive Manager of Caritas Cyprus, explains what she appreciates about our partnership, the ways our work complements theirs, and how our approaches are aligned in that we both prioritise compassionate care and human dignity.

“There are very few organisations on the front lines of this kind of assistance in Cyprus,” says Elizabeth. “What is a pleasure to deal with the team at the Dignity Centre is their willingness to be flexible… When systems are overwhelmed you have to be fleet-footed in the way that you adjust—and I think Refugee Support really exemplifies this ability to meet needs as they come about, and to take advantage of the volunteer skills that come your way.”

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