The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) recovered the remains of one person in Famagusta on Friday.
According to a CMP press release, the excavation at the site will continue over the next few days.
According to the latest data by the CMP, which do not take into account the remains found on Friday, between 2006 and 2020, a sum of 1217 persons have been exhumed, with identification proving possible for 969, a figure which not include 181 individuals who were identified by the CMP but were not on the official list of missing persons.
From the sum of 1510 persons that were included on the official list of Greek Cypriot missing persons, 700 have so far been identified, leaving 810 still missing.
Correspondingly, from the sum of 492 missing Turkish Cypriots, the CMP has so far recovered and identified 269 individuals, with 233 still missing.
The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) is a bi-communal body established in 1981 by the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities with the participation of the United Nations.
Following the establishment of an agreed list of missing persons, the CMP’s objective is to recover, identify, and return to their families, the remains of 2002 persons (492 Turkish Cypriots and 1,510 Greek Cypriots) who went missing during the inter-communal fighting of 1963 to 1964 and the events of 1974.
"The CMP would like to extend its warmest sympathy to the families of the missing persons and, once again, is making a plea to all communities on the island to support the Committee’s efforts by providing information on possible burial sites by calling these CMP phone numbers: +357 22 400142 (Greek Cypriot Member`s Office) and 181 (Turkish Cypriot Member`s Office)," the CMP said.