The Elders

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The work of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus

The bi-communal Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus has been working since 2007 to recover the remains of missing persons and return them to their families. The Elders visited the divided island in December 2009 to film a documentary about the Committee's valuable work.

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Thousands of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots were killed during inter-communal violence and conflict in the 1960s and 1970s. Many of these people have been missing for more than forty years, and the island of Cyprus remains divided to this day.