The Government of Ireland donates €25,000 to CMP

Release Date: 9 November 2023


(Nicosia, 9 November 2023) – The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) received a donation of €25,000 from the Government of Ireland on 6 November 2023. This contribution brings Ireland’s financial assistance to the CMP to a total of €450,000 since 2006.

The CMP was established in 1981 by an agreement between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot leaders, under the auspices of the United Nations. The CMP Project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons in Cyprus became operational in 2006 and is co-funded by the European Union.

In 2023, these funds will support the CMP 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, 1,036 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.

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