Last year, about 225 unaccompanied minors filed an application for asylum in Cyprus. This is evidenced by the latest report of the European Statistical Service, published last week.
According to the information received, unaccompanied minors constitute 32,4% of all refugees currently in Cyprus. At the same time, 4% of applications came from children under 14 years old. Most of 225 people - namely 64% - are men. In comparison, last year, 215 children applied for asylum in Cyprus.
Eurostat analysts report that almost half of the minors left without care came to Cyprus from Syria, some from Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.