Zypern: Gründe gegen Dublin III

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Only six of 339 rescued refugees have applied for asylum in Cyprus

Only six of the 339 refugees rescued from a boat off the island’s coast two weeks ago have applied for asylum in Cyprus, the UNHCR said on Monday.

“Most of them are reluctant to do so out of fear that their application for asylum in Cyprus will remove their reunification prospects with family in other EU member states,” said an announcement from the UNHCR. It said others are concerned that by lodging an asylum claim they would be unable to bring their family members left behind in Syria because of the restrictive family reunification policies in Cyprus.
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