The Republic of Ireland donated 25,000 euros to the Committee on Missing Persons on Novemeber 8th, bringing the country's total contributions to the committee to 375,000 euros since 2006, CMP announced today.
The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Cyprus is an institution that was formally established in 1981, but only became operational in 2006. A humanitarian agency, its goal is to locate, identify and return the remains of those who went missing in Cyprus between 1963 and 1974.
So far, 1,020 missing persons from both communities have been located and returned to their families for burials, according to the statement made today.
The CMP is based on the support provided by sponsors for the implementation of this bi-communal project that helps to ease the pain of relatives of the missing.