The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) on Friday announced it has received a donation of €40,000 from the Hellenic Republic on December 27. This contribution, it adds, 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, it said, 1,044 missing persons from both Cypriot communities have been identified and returned to their families for dignified burials.

The CMP noted that it relies on donor support to implement its bi-communal project that alleviates the suffering of the concerned families.