David Pereira arrived in Cyprus as an unaccompanied minor having survived the perilous journey over the Mediterranean. Far from the home he was forced to flee, David managed to learn Greek, finish public school and excel as a student in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cyprus. His application for asylum has been rejected.
Read more about David’s story in a recent article by Kathimerini. It notes the role organizations like Caritas Cyprus play in helping orient those who have no social support and only incomplete information. More importantly, it underscores the difficulties faced by all those who leave their home countries in search of safety and a better future. The journey is not easy and David’s story—like that of the millions on the move across the world—demands reflection and considered action.