New operation to repatriate 16 migrants – 6,918 in 2023
This is the tenth participation of the Cyprus Police in joint operations with European countries and under the coordination of Frontex
In a new joint operation for the repatriation of nationals of third countries, under the coordination of the European organization Frontex, the Cyprus Police participated, in cooperation with the Greek authorities. This is the tenth participation of the Cyprus Police in joint operations with European countries and under the coordination of Frontex.
Specifically, members of the Aliens and Immigration Service - YAM, are participating today in a coordinated operation of the European Border and Coast Guard Organization - Frontex, for the forced repatriation of 16 third-country nationals, who remained illegally in Cyprus, with a joint flight carried out by the Greek authorities.
From the beginning of this year until today, September 27, 2023, the total number of third-country nationals who have returned to their countries of origin, through voluntary or forced repatriation operations, amounts to 6,918, while the arrivals in Cyprus were 7,592. The return/deportation rate on arrivals is 91%, with the next flight scheduled for 31/10/2023.