The missing persons are the most tragic and painful aspect of the drama that our country has lived and is living after the coup of 1974 and the catastrophe that followed with the Turkish invasion.
The Republic of Cyprus, years after the invasion and occupation by Turkish troops, continues the struggle with full awareness of the responsibility created by this humanitarian matter, which constitutes an ongoing flagrant violation of basic human rights of missing persons and their families.
The Service I head is committed to its duty and will do everything in its power to determine the fate of each of our missing persons, with the aim of putting an end to the anguish and pain of their loved ones, who have every right to know the whole truth about the fate of their loved ones.
By visiting our website, you can obtain information regarding the investigations and actions taken to ascertain the fate of all our missing persons, without exception, as well as for the fallen and captives. Our goal is to inform citizens, with full transparency, about the planning and actions of the Service. A Service that focuses on people and their needs.
On our website you will also find information about the problems that our enclaved and resettled are facing as well as the measures planned, taken or implemented in order to support them. Our contact and communication with our enclaved compatriots is continuous and will be further strengthened, in order to solve problems and meet their needs.
According to the governance programme of the President of the Republic, Mr. Nikos Christodoulides, the government policy focus on people in an anthropocentric approach.
Defending human rights has always been my compass. As Head of Humanitarian Affairs of Missing and Enclaved Persons, my commitment is to protect and promote human rights. I will work with all my strength for the implementation of the government program of the President of the Republic, to pay tribute to the missing and fallen, as well as their tragic families. I will also be by the side of our enclaved and resettled, as their companion in difficult times and as a defender of their rights. Next to and with them, in the land of our ancestors you will find me as a supporter to those who give daily lessons of patience, self-denial, love and devotion to the roots and traditions of our country. Our Enclaved deserve congratulations, absolute respect and practical appreciation for their soul power.
Head of Humanitarian Affairs
of Missing and Enclaved People