(Nicosia, 7 May 2010) – The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for its generous donation of a backhoe digger and loader worth EUR 47,000.
This donation, done through the United Nations Development Program – Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT), will enable the CMP to pursue its project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons in 2010. The CMP is striving to locate as many remains as possible in order to bring an end to the uncertainty which has affected so many families for so many years.
To date, remains which could belong to over 647 individuals have been exhumed and 217 returned to the families concerned.
From left to right: Alan L. Davis, USAID Representative, Frank C. Urbancic Jr., US Ambassador to Cyprus, Gülden Plümer Küçük, Turkish Cypriot Member of the CMP, Christophe Girod, Third Member (UN) of the CMP, Elias Georgiades, Greek Cypriot Member of the CMP