Ireland donates Euros 25,000 to the CMP

Ireland donated on Tuesday Euros 25,000 to the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Cyprus, bringing the Irish financial assistance to the CMP to a total of Euros 350,000 over the past twelve years.

The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to Ireland for its generous donation of Euros 25,000 made today, a CMP announcement says.

It is added that this contribution to the CMP Project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons in Cyprus will support the Committee’s goal of identifying and returning as many remains of missing individuals as possible to bring an end to the uncertainty which has affected so many families for so many years.

So far, 923 missing persons from both communities have been identified and returned to their families for dignified burials, while CMP relies on donor support to alleviate the suffering of the concerned families, the announcement concludes.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third. Since then, the fate of hundreds of people remains unknown.

A Committee on Missing Persons has been established, upon agreement between the leaders of the two communities, with the scope of exhuming, identifying and returning the remains of missing persons to their relatives.

Source: Cyprus News Agency