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Cyprus is an island in the eastern Mediterranean sea and is the 3rd largest and 3rd most populous island in the Mediterranean. Due to the Turkish intervention in 1974 the Island is now divided into 2. Northern Cyprus controlled by Turkey and southern Cyprus with its own government. Southern Cyprus is a member state of the European Union. However the status of Northern Cyprus is not recognised by any nation and self-declared state with the exception of Turkey. Nicosia which is the capitol of Cyprus is the last remaining physically divided city due to the UN maintained buffer zone.

UNFICYP is one of the longest running UN peacekeeping missions. It was set up in 1964 to prevent further fighting between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities on the Island and bring about a return to normal conditions.

Since the ceasefire in August 1974, UNFICYP has supervised the ceasefire lines; provided humanitarian assistance and maintained a buffer zone between the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot forces in the north and the Greek Cypriot forces in the south. The mission strengths is around 1,100 personnel and since 1964 almost 180 UN personnel have lost their lives while serving in UNFICYP.

GCC SERVICES Cyprus operation provides the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) with the following services:

  • Warehousing of frozen, dry, chill and fresh fruits and vegetables to supply 800 UN troops with weekly rations as per the UN supplied meal plans.
  • Storage of UN owned products such as bottled water and combat ration packs (CRP)
Food Supply Warehouse, UNFICYP P.O. Box 21642, Old Nicosia Airport, Nicosia 1590, Cyprus
T +357 22 614 723 F +357 22 359015