This is the latest country report update, written by the Cyprus Refugee Council for the Asylum Information Database (AIDA) which is coordinated by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). The report tracks developments in the areas of asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and content of international protection, against the backdrop of a significant increase in the number of people seeking asylum in the country.

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database managed by ECRE, containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention and content of international protection across 23 countries. This includes 20 European Union (EU) Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, United Kingdom) and 3 non-EU countries (Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey).

The overall goal of the database is to contribute to the improvement of asylum policies and practices in Europe and the situation of asylum seekers by providing all relevant actors with appropriate tools and information to support their advocacy and litigation efforts, both at the national and European level. These objectives are carried out by AIDA through the Country reports, Comparative reports, Comparator, Fact-finding visits, Legal briefings and Statistical updates. The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2018, unless otherwise stated.

Please follow the link to find the report here