Release Date: Mar 31, 2017
United Kingdom donates 124,000 Euro to the CMP
(Nicosia, 31 March 2017) – The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to the United Kingdom for its donation of EUR 124,000 made today by H.E. Mr. Matthew Kidd, British High Commissioner to Cyprus, during a visit to the CMP Anthropological Laboratory. This brings direct British financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 297,000 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, 750 missing persons from both communities have been identified and returned to the families for a dignified burial.
The CMP relies on donor support to alleviate the suffering of the concerned families.