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Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.

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The Usher Syndrome Coalition is working to cure the most common cause of combined deafness and blindness.

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Our mission is to build up the Body of Christ; encourage obedience to God’s call in Romans 12: to give freely; encourage relational ministry; and bear witness to the God who can take our gifts—however small—and use them for His purposes beyond what we can imagine. Finally, we seek to ...See More silence the lies of the enemy when he says, “you can’t afford it,” “your gift won’t make a difference,” and “someone else will pick up the slack.” Show Less

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The state of domestic violence laws and womenâ's rights in Cyprus is dismal.1 The government has yet to publish any results from national surveys in the country on the prevalence of domestic violence.2 Cyprus only has one womenâ's shelter and the government is far behind on the implementation of legislation that criminalizes domestic and sexual violence.3

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1http://www.wave-network.org/sites/default/files/06%20CYPRUS%20END%20VERSION.pdf
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Cyprus Mail 
This success, Georgiades added, is the result of the strong recovery Cyprus' economy has managed, which reflects positively on the state's revenues, with a “steady stream of revenues that safeguards that we can safely continue to implement our policy ... See more..
Cyprus Mail 
In contrast to India, partition was banned in Cyprus on independence. Banned in the sense that promoting partition is unconstitutional if done by government agencies. It is prohibited by the Treaty of Guarantee which is an integral and immutable part ... See more..
The Irish Sun 
IT is a long way from Bailieborough to Bialystok but Cillian Sheridan still knows where the net is. The much-travelled Ireland striker has quickly become a hero since moving to Polish outfit Jagiellonia Bialystok from Omonia Nicosia of Cyprus last ... See more..
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Cyprus Mail 
An announcement on Friday from the Italian embassy of Italy said its government was continuing its longstanding tradition of supporting archaeological missions in Cyprus, “a country with a rich and unique historical heritage which has many common roots ... See more..
Famagusta Gazette 
2010: The Department of Postal Services has decided to issue a new series of postage stamps that depict aspects of Cypriot history and convey it to the world to mark the 50th anniversary since the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus. Cyprus Post ... See more..
Times of Malta 
Mrs Vella won two Emirates Economy Class airfares to Cyprus and a five-night accommodation, including breakfast at the five-star Almyra Beach Resort in Paphos with compliments of Thanos Hotels and kindly arranged through Cyprus Tourism Organisation. See more..
Kathimerini 
Passenger Survey figures reveal that tourist arrivals reached 531,030 in July 2017, compared to 482,132 in July 2016 – an increase of 10.1 percent. “July 2017 had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during that month,” the ... See more..
Cyprus Mail 
The defence ministry announced on Friday the successful execution of a joint search and rescue exercise with France. According to a ministry statement, the exercise was carried out with the French navy in a sea area south of Cyprus, inside the island's ... See more..
Cyprus Mail 
A 38-YEAR-OLD man was remanded for three days on Saturday in connection with circulating a forged document and counterfeiting. According to a police report, shortly after 2:30am Friday the man arrived at Larnaca airport from Barcelona. Passport control ... See more..
Cyprus Mail 
The 79th football championship kicks off this weekend with just four of the scheduled seven games taking place due to the postponement by the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) of three fixtures involving the three Cyprus teams (Apoel, Apollon, AEK ... See more..
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Geography

Middle East, island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey
Area

Total 9,251 sq km (of which 3,355 sq km are in north Cyprus)
Land 9,241 sq km
Water 10 sq km

Climate

temperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters
Natural Resources

copper, pyrites, asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment ;
Natural Hazards

moderate earthquake activity; droughts
Current Environmental Issues

water resource problems (no natural reservoir catchments, seasonal disparity in rainfall, sea water intrusion to island's largest aquifer, increased salination in the north); water pollution from sewage and industrial wastes; coastal degradation; loss of wildlife habitats from urbanization

Demographics

Nationality
Cypriot
Population
1,155,403 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The area of the Republic of Cyprus under government control has a market economy dominated by the service sector, which accounts for four-fifths 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, the profitability of which can fluctuate 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. Cyprus joined the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM2) in May 2005 and ...See More adopted the euro as its national currency on 1 January 2008. An aggressive austerity program in the preceding years, aimed at paving the way for the euro, helped turn a soaring fiscal deficit (6.3% in 2003) into a surplus of 1.2% in 2008, and reduced inflation to 4.7%. This prosperity came under pressure in 2009, as construction and tourism slowed in the face of reduced foreign demand triggered by the ongoing global financial crisis. Although Cyprus lagged behind its EU peers in showing signs of stress from the global crisis, the economy tipped into recession in 2009, contracting by 1.7%, and has been slow to bounce back since, posting anemic growth in 2010-11 before contracting again by 2.3% in 2012. Serious problems surfaced in the Cypriot financial sector in early 2011 as the Greek fiscal crisis and euro zone debt crisis deepened. Cyprus's borrowing costs have risen steadily because of its exposure to Greek debt. Two of Cyprus's biggest banks are among the largest holders of Greek bonds in Europe and have a substantial presence in Greece through bank branches and subsidiaries. Cyprus experienced numerous downgrades of its credit rating in 2012 and has been cut off from international money markets. The Cypriot economy contracted in 2012 following the writedown of Greek bonds. A liquidity squeeze is choking the financial sector and the real economy as many global investors are uncertain the Cypriot economy can weather the EU crisis. The budget deficit rose to 7.4% of GDP in 2011, a violation of the EU's budget deficit criteria - no more than 3% of GDP. In response to the country's deteriorating finances and serious risk of contagion from the Greek debt crisis, Nicosia implemented measures to cut the cost of the state payroll, curb tax evasion, and revamp social benefits, and trimmed the deficit to 4.2% of GDP in 2012. In July, Nicosia became the fifth euro zone government to request an economic bailout program from the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund - known collectively as the "Troika". Negotiations over the final details of the plan are ongoing. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$24 billion (2012 est.); $24.6 billion (2011 est.); $24.47 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

8.8% of GDP (2012 est.); 12.8% of GDP (2011 est.); 9.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

citrus, vegetables, barley, grapes, olives, vegetables; poultry, pork, lamb; dairy, cheese
Industries

tourism, food and beverage processing, cement and gypsum production, ship repair and refurbishment, textiles, light chemicals, metal products, wood, paper, stone and clay products