Cyprus Mail

Luxembourg gives €5,000 to committee for missing

missing persons

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) received a donation of €5,000 from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg last week.

According to a CMP press release on Tuesday, these funds will support the CMP Project on the exhumation, identification and return of remains of missing persons in Cyprus to their families.

So far, the remains of 1,027 missing persons from both communities have been identified and returned to their families for proper burial.

CMP relies on donor support to implement its bi-communal projects. The European Union is the main financial contributor.

The Committee on Missing Persons was established upon agreement between the leaders of the two communities, with the scope of exhuming, identifying and returning to their relatives the remains of 492 Turkish Cypriots and 1,510 Greek Cypriots, who went missing during the intercommunal fighting of 1963-1964 and in 1974.

According to statistical data on the CMP website by August 1 out of 2,002 missing persons 1,185 were exhumed and 1,027 identified.


Related Posts

‘In no other country would he still be in politics’

Nick Theodoulou

Protest against new ‘government’ complex in the north

Nikolaos Prakas

Cyprus and EU tourism bouncing back after pandemic

Jonathan Shkurko

New assistant chief of police appointed

Jonathan Shkurko

App launched to allow public to report problems on the road

Nikolaos Prakas

Business owners say electricity cost unbearable

Nick Theodoulou