“The Refugee’s Armour” is an art exhibition by Miriam McConnon at the Diatopos Centre for Contemporary Art in Nicosia, showcasing paintings and sculptures depicting the lives of young male refugees. It challenges the singular label of ‘refugee’ by sharing their multifaceted stories through art, offering hope and resilience in the face of adversity.
tags: refugee policy
The state of the refugee policy is currently under scrutiny due to a €20 million budget cut from the Equal Distribution of Burden Agency (FIKV) by the Christodoulides government. This reduction could decrease the Agency’s ability to approve new applications for interest rate subsidization and support people through its programs such as housing loans, student loans, and medical loans. The situation is further complicated by the lack of a comprehensive state refugee policy, leading to increased uncertainty and instability for refugees.