North Cyprus has a completely modern healthcare system and the medical profession operates at the highest standards, which can be a pleasant relief for visitors and new expats if they find they require medical assistance when in Northern Cyprus. There are a number of private clinics and hospitals as well as state run surgeries and emergency medical facilities.
North Cyprus benefits from a modern and well-equipped police force that carries out various tasks apart from just crime fighting.
The fire service in North Cyprus is fairly well equipped, and it has a fleet of modern fire fighting vehicles and equipment, with stations located in the cities and major towns. As a hot and dry Mediterranean country, North Cyprus has its fair share of dangers relating to summer fires – and visitors need to be aware of these.
The International Federation of the Red Crescent and the Red Cross Societies (IFRC) were originally formed in 1919 and now have around 186 national societies worldwide. The IFRC is overseen by the International Federation of the Red Cross (ICRC) which has authority under international humanitarian law to protect the life and dignity of the victims of international and internal armed conflicts.