Record immigration in South Cyprus
South Cyprus reached to record immigrantion numbers after 2012 crisis. Due to economic crisis there has been a rapid increase in the number of Greek Cypriots and foreigners who immigrated abroad to find jobs.
Greek Cypriot daily Politis reported that the number of immigrants was 5000 in 2011 and it reached to 25.500 in 2013.
Politis also reported that 3.579 of 25.227 who immigrated abroad in 2013 were Greek Cypriots, 8.745 were European citizens and 12.903 were from the third world countries.