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Greece and Turkey: Migrants and Refugees

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL6258, tabled on 21 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to seek to establish an independent inquiry into the deaths of (1) migrants, and (2) refugees, from exposure to the cold on the frontier between Turkey and Greece.

Answered on

7 March 2022

We engage closely with international partners on a 'whole of route' approach to addressing the challenges of irregular migration and are committed to supporting international efforts to manage migration effectively, including dismantling the criminal gangs encouraging migrants to make such dangerous journeys. We urge all sides to uphold international law and international human rights standards and to avoid any actions that may endanger human life.