Ireland has donated 25,000 Euro in financial assistance to the Committee on Missing Persons.
A statement by the CMP said the committee expresses its sincere thanks to Ireland for its donation of EUR 25,000 made today which brings the Irish financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 275,000 over the past ten years.
“This donation to the CMP Project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons in Cyprus will contribute to the Committee’s goal of identifying and returning as many remains of missing individuals as possible in order to bring an end to the uncertainty which has affected so many families for so many years”.
So far, 614 missing persons from both communities have been identified and returned to the families for a dignified burial.
The CMP statement added, that it relies on donor support to alleviate the suffering of the concerned families.
According to the list of the missing persons, all the missing Turkish Cypriots were civilian and 25-28% of them were women and children, however 12% of the missing Greek Cypriots were women and children and 55% of them were Greek and Greek Cypriot soldiers.