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About 400 people at the Hospitality Center in Kofinou, 80 of them children

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ΠερΙπου 400 Ατομα στο ΚΕντρο ΦιλοξενΙας στην ΚοφΙν ου, τα 80 παιδιа

In the context of his official visit to Cyprus, the President of Germany, Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, accompanied by the Minister of the Interior, Mr. Konstantinos Ioannou, will visit the Reception and Hospitality Center for Applicants for International Protection in Kofinou on Tuesday, February 13, at 10 am. There, he will be briefed by the Minister of the Interior and will be guided around the site. Also, the German President will have the opportunity to talk with residents and staff of the Center.

According to a relevant announcement from the Ministry of the Interior, at KYFADP Kofinou it currently houses about 400 people, including families and single men and women. The Center accommodates approximately 80 children, who attend public schools and are engaged in educational and other activities within the Center, which are offered in collaboration with NGOs and voluntary groups. The Center is open and the maximum duration of accommodation is six months.

The Center is currently undergoing renovation and expansion works. Upon completion of the works, the capacity of the Center will reach 750-800 beds, while a new medical center, recreation areas and other infrastructure will be created. The Project is expected to be completed in 2024 and is 75% co-financed by the Asylum, Migration, Integration Fund of the European Commission and the support of the EUAA (European Union Agency for Asylum).

Source: reporter.com.cy

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