Switzerland donates EUR 38,000 to the CMP

Switzerland donates EUR 38,000 to the CMP

Switzerland has donated 38,000 euro to the Committee on Missing Persons.

In a press release sent to the media on Friday, CMP wishes to express its sincere thanks to the Swiss Confederation for its donation.

“This second allocation brings the Swiss financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 71,000 over the past two 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”, the CMP statement reads.

The CMP relies on donor support to alleviate the suffering of the concerned families.

According to the CMP, so far 618 missing persons from both communities have been identified and returned to their families for a dignified burial.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third. Since then, the fate of hundreds of people remains unknown.

The Committee on Missing Persons has been established, upon agreement between the leaders of the two communities, with the scope of exhuming, identifying and returning the remains of missing persons to their relatives.