UN agencies urge Greece to shed light on migrant shipwreck that killed hundreds one year ago

The United Nations' refugee and migration agencies on Friday criticized Greece's failure over the past year to shed light on one of the worst migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea that left hundreds dead.

UNHCR and IOM stressed the "critical" importance of a "comprehensive and conclusive" investigation in a joint statement on the first anniversary of the June 14, 2023, tragedy off southern Greece.

"Investigations have been initiated in Greece but so far no outcome establishing the facts on the incident has been communicated," they said.

Left-wing groups planned protest marches later Friday in Athens and other cities, as well as outside Greek embassies and consulates in other European countries.

Migrant charities and rights groups have widely criticized the Greek coast guard's handling of the shipwreck in international waters 75 kilometers (45 miles...

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