New donations to CMP from Germany and the Turkish Cypriot community
Release Date: 17 January 2022
(Nicosia, 17 January 2022) – The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) wishes to express its deep appreciation for the new financial contributions from the Federal Republic of Germany and the Turkish Cypriot community. Germany’s donation of €100,000 brings its financial assistance to the CMP to a total of €800,000 since 2006 and the Turkish Cypriot’s contribution of €75,000 amounts to a total of €508,000 during the same period.
In 2022, these funds will support the CMP Project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons in Cyprus with its goal to identify and return the remains of missing individuals and to bring to an end the uncertainty which has affected the families for so many years.
So far, 1,023 missing persons from both Cypriot communities have been identified and returned to their families for dignified burials.
CMP relies on donor support to implement its bi-communal project that alleviates the suffering of the concerned families.