UK donates Euros 8,000 to the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus

The United Kingdom donated on Tuesday Euros 8,000 to the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP).

According to a CMP announcement, this brings the British financial assistance to a total of Euros 305,000 over the past eleven years.

This donation to the CMP Project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons in Cyprus will contribute to the Committee’s goal of identifying and returning as many remains of missing individuals as possible in order to bring an end to the uncertainty which has affected so many families for so many years, the announcement says.

So far, 868 missing persons from both communities have been identified and returned to their families for a dignified burial.

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