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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
2-3 Ibid
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Cyprus News

Foreign Policy (blog) 
The Trump administration has a golden opportunity to help resolve one of Europe's longest-frozen conflicts: Cyprus. Significant progress has been made over the last two years toward reunifying this long-divided island, but the window of opportunity to ... See more..
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal 
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by ... See more..
Wall Street Journal (subscription) (blog) 
Four years after a banking crisis brought Cyprus to its knees, sending shockwaves through global markets, the small island country is reaping the rewards of a stabilizing economy. Chief among them: sustainable access to international capital markets. See more..
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The Guardian 
Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration's new commerce secretary, presided over a deal with a Russian businessman with ties to Vladimir Putin while serving in his previous role as vice-chairman of the Bank of Cyprus. The transaction raises questions ... See more..
Cyprus Mail 
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday had a short meeting with UN Special Envoy Espen Barth Eide, in Brussels. No press event ... See more..
Cyprus Mail 
PAPHOS is preparing for 'the biggest bike event in Cyprus', this weekend, and authorities are warning motorists to give priority to cyclists who will be competing from all over the world. The major international cycling event, the 'Cyprus Gran Fondo ... See more..
Kathimerini 
The Greek chapter of Cyprus's ruling Democratic Rally (DISY) party and Greek conservative party New Democracy will hold a public event in Athens on Thursday on economic developments in Cyprus and Greece, titled “Good Practices in Cyprus and the Exit ... See more..
Cyprus Mail 
An IMF delegation will visit Cyprus next week for its first post-programme monitoring, Senior Press Office of the Fund Andreas Adriano has told CNA. “This is a closer following of a country after the programme has expired, and while the country still ... See more..
Markets Insider 
NEW YORK, March 22 (Reuters) - Cyprus will move ahead with further licensing for oil drilling after analyzing the results of its most recent exploration, the ... See more..
Cyprus Mail 
One of the victims of Wednesday's London terror attack was a 43-year-old woman of Turkish Cypriot origin, it was reported in Thursday. According to media reports in the UK, the woman, Aysha Frade, a married mother of two, was named by the Spanish ... 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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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