Today, the Ambassador of the United States of America in Cyprus, H.E. Ms Kathleen A. Doherty, visited the anthropological laboratory of the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Nicosia. On this occasion, the CMP expressed its sincere thanks to the United States of America for its latest donation of USD 60,000 in support of the work of the CMP.
Announced earlier this year, this contribution is provided through the UNDP-ACT Program. This brings the United States financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 501,750 over the past ten 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.
So far, 614 missing persons from both communities have been identified and returned to their families for a dignified burial.
The CMP relies on donor support to alleviate the suffering of families of missing persons.