(Nicosia, 02 January 2009) – The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) wishes to express its sincere gratitude to Cyprus for its latest generous donation of EUR 150,000.
This renewed donation will enable the CMP to pursue its project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons. It is intended to cover unforeseen expenses incurred at the end of 2008.
The CMP is aiming to locate, exhume, identify and return as many remains as possible in order to bring an end to the uncertainty which has affected so many families for so many years.
To date, the remains of over 466 individuals have been exhumed while 110 have been identified and returned to the families concerned. Additional missing persons will be identified and their remains returned to their families early in the coming year.