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Cyprus overwhelmed as number of refugee arrivals surges

Women from Syria in a refugee camp, outside of the capital Nicosia, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.
Women from Syria in a refugee camp, outside of the capital Nicosia, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Copyright Petros Karadjias/Copyright 2017 The AP. All rights reserved.
Copyright Petros Karadjias/Copyright 2017 The AP. All rights reserved.
By Apostolos Staikos with Euronews
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The "worst may be yet to come," authorities on the Mediterranean island have warned.

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Refugee reception and accomodation centres in Cyprus are full, with around 25,000 asylum seekers hoping they will be granted international protection. 

But the influx is having significant - and wide reaching - effects on the Mediterranean island. 

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