The Hellenic Republic donates €40,000 to CMP

Release Date: 29 December 2023

PRESS RELEASE

(Nicosia, 29 December 2023) – The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) received a donation of €40,000 from the Hellenic Republic on 27 December 2023. This contribution brings Greece’s financial assistance to the CMP to a total of €385,000 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.

So far, 1,044 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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