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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
2-3 Ibid
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Cyprus News

Washington Post 
NICOSIA, Cyprus — An official says work on an electric cable linking the power grids of Israel, Cyprus and Greece is on track to start in the first quarter of 2018 after Greek and Cypriot regulators approved the project. Nasos Ktorides, who heads the ... See more..
Kathimerini 
The multinational NEMESIS exercise begins on Tuesday in Cyprus's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), for the fourth year in a row. In a press release, the Defense Ministry said the exercise will simulate the situation on a drilling platform and will involve ... See more..
Kathimerini 
Nouy, who heads banking supervision at the ECB, said there had been uneven progress on handling the problem at banks in Cyprus. “Notwithstanding some progress in NPL resolution, the very high level of NPLs remains a key vulnerability of the Cypriot ... See more..
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Bloomberg 
Economic growth in Cyprus, the island nation that was forced to seek a bailout and impose a levy on bank deposits in 2013, outstrips the euro-area average. Still, the country's lenders need to substantially step up reduction of NPLs, as part of Cyprus ... See more..
The Times of Israel 
NICOSIA, Cyprus — A Cypriot official said work on an electric cable linking the power grids of Israel, Cyprus and Greece is on track to start in the first quarter of 2018 after Greek and Cypriot regulators approved the project. Nasos Ktorides, who ... See more..
Kathimerini 
Greek companies reportedly pay five times the amount in contributions and taxes for the same turnover as their counterparts in Cyprus. The huge gap in contributions has reportedly prompted thousands of self-employed professionals (engineers, doctors, ... See more..
Cyprus Mail 
From the peddlars who sold the tickets to the glamorous Irene Charalambidou who announced the winning numbers every Saturday night on TV, the state lottery was once a fixture of Cyprus life. For decades it was one of the few highly regulated forms of ... See more..
Armenpress.am 
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 16, ARMENPRESS. President of the National Assembly of Armenia Ara Babloyan met with the President of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Syllouris in Saint Petersburg on October 16. See more..
Cyprus Mail 
The sky over London turned an unusual shade of yellow on Monday as Storm Ophelia brought dust from the Sahara and smoke from wild fires in southern Europe that filtered out certain wavelengths of sunlight. Downgraded from a hurricane overnight, ... See more..
ABC News 
Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades waves during a gathering for supporters in which he outlined the achievements of his first term in office at the "Filoxenia" conference center in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Anastasiades has ... 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