1.1 Cyprus Humanitarian Background

Cyprus  Humanitarian Background

Disasters, Conflicts and Migration

Natural Disasters

Yes / No

Comments / Details


n/a n/a



23-Feb-1995 , Killed : 2 , Total Affected : 1,865

10-Sep-1953 , Killed : 40 , Total Affected : 100


Yes 5-Jul-1996 , Total Affected : 280

Extreme Temperatures


Jun-2007 , Killed : 4

Jul-2000 , Killed : 5 , Total Affected : 400

10-Aug-1998 , Killed : 52 , Total Affected : 100


n/a n/a

Insect Infestation

n/a n/a


n/a n/a

Volcanic Eruptions

n/a n/a

High Waves / Surges

n/a n/a


n/a n/a

High Winds

n/a n/a

Other Comments


22-Jan-2004 , Total Affected : 10

27-Jan-2003 , Total Affected : 30

22-Dec-1969 , Killed : 3

Man-Made Issues

Civil Strife

n/a n/a

International Conflict

n/a n/a

Internally Displaced Persons

n/a n/a

Refugees Present

n/a n/a

Landmines / UXO Present

n/a n/a

Other Comments

Transport Accident:

26-Sep-2005 , Killed : 31, Affected : 5

Miscellaneous accident:

11-Jul-2011 , Killed :13 , Affected : 62

11-Aug-1998 , Affected : 692

For more detailed database on disasters by country, please see the Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters:

EMDAT information on Cyprus

Calamities and Seasonal Affects

For information on Cyprus weather details, please see the following documents:

Cyprus Temperature and precipitation charts

Cyprus Temperatures

Cyprus Weather Information

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

Capacity and Contacts for In-Country Emergency Response


Civil Defence in the broadest sense, is series of measures, preventive and repressive, whose goals are the protection and the security of people and their property and the mitigation of the possible results, whether are caused by hostile action, natural or technological disaster, among the population.
The Civil Defence Force is an organised service under the Ministry Interior and covers the whole free areas of the Republic of Cyprus. The Civil Defence Force is consisted by the General Administration of Civil Defence (GEDPA), based in Nicosia and five (5) District Administrations (PEDPA), one in each District.

For information on Cyprus Civil Defense, please see the following documents:

Cyprus Civil Defense

Famagusta Civil Defense

Larnaca Civil Defense

Limassol Civil Defense

Nicosia Civil Defense

Paphos Civil Defense

For information on Cyprus Government contact details, please see the following link:

4.1 Cyprus Government Contact List

Humanitarian Community

For information on Cyprus Humanitarian Agency contact details, please see the following link:

4.2 Cyprus Humanitarian Agency Contact List

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