Ireland donated on Monday €25,000 to the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP), according to a CMP announcement. This brings the Irish financial assistance to the CMP to a total of €375,000 over the past thirteen years, the announcement says, with CMP thanking Ireland for its generous donation.
“This brings the Irish financial assistance to the CMP to a total of €375,000 over the past thirteen years.”
It is noted that this contribution to the CMP Project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons in Cyprus will support the Committee’s goal of identifying and returning as many remains of missing individuals as possible to bring an end to the uncertainty which has affected so many families for so many years.
“969 missing persons from both communities have been identified and returned to their families for dignified burials.”
So far, 969 missing persons from both communities have been identified and returned to their families for dignified burials. The CMP relies on donor support to alleviate the suffering of the concerned families, the announcement concludes.
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Earlier this month, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and the Pancyprian Organisation of the Relatives of Undeclared Prisoners and Missing Persons discussed on Tuesday, ways to intensify the effort at an international, political and diplomatic level to be intensified so that Turkey can be pressured to cooperate in the matter of the missing persons in Cyprus, during a meeting at the Presidential Palace, in the presence of Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Christodoulides and Presidency Commissioner on Humanitarian Issues Photis Photiou.
In statements after the meeting, Photiou said President Anastasiades’ and the government’s interest on the important matter of missing persons in Cyprus is continuous.