MANAGEMENT SERVICES AT KOFINOU RECEPTION AND ACCOMMODATION CENTRE (KRAC)
International and local conflicts are part of the global reality;
people leaving in areas with conflicts seek international protection.
Asylum seeking is a global phenomenon, which is observed when people from specific countries and regions are forced to flee their countries because their lives are in indirect or direct danger. Member countries of the European Union (EU) accept asylum seekers coming from countries who are not part of the EU. Most people who seek asylum in the EU are coming from Middle East, where the political, economical and social situation is unstable. Some of those countries (e.g. Syria) are suffering from ongoing conflicts which put locals in danger.
According to Eurostat (2019), Cyprus had the most asylum applications per capita (1.8%) in the EU. Asylum seekers who are entering the country to seek protection have to stay in Cyprus while their application is being examined by the country's Asylum Service.
Reception and Accommodation Centre for people who seek international protection in Cyprus
The Reception and Accommodation Centre located in Kofinou area (Larnaca District), operates since 2004 under the supervision of the Asylum Service. The project is co-funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) 2021-2027 and the Republic of Cyprus. The Centre has been developed to accommodate asylum-seekers and in the moment it has the capacity to host up to 400 people. Except from the rooms there are also other facilities such as, bathrooms, a study room, a library and conference room, a recreational room and a large outdoor area.
Our organisation offers its services and expertise in order to assist the KRAC to manage daily operations at the centre. Particularly, the main role of the organisation is to provide assistance to the residents of the Centre and work in direct communication with the Asylum Services as well as other public bodies for maintaining the everyday the centre's everyday function.
CODECA employs well-trained and capable personnel, able to respond effectively to the KRAC needs.
Our staff works in shifts at a 24/7 basis.
Our provision of services include:
Arrangement of residents in appropriate accommodation
Provision of information to residents about their rights and responsibilities according to Centre's Rules of Operation
Ensure compliance with the Centre's Rules of Operation
Ordering food and distributing it to the residents
Keeping data and statistics and communicating with various governmental and non-governmental organisations
Distribution of tickets for public transportation, admissions package and other consumable to residents
Transfer of consumables / equipment from the General Assistant / Food Delivery Assistant with the Contractor's Vehicle to the Centre
CODECA provides management services and assistance to the KRAC
16/10/2019 - 15/07/2020 (extended)
16/07/2020 - 07/02/2021 (extended)
08/02/2021 - 07/09/2021 (extended)
08/09/2021 - 15/05/2022