Migrant crisis causes panic as Channel crossings set to break 2021 record | United Kingdom | New


This year, more than 26,000 people have crossed the Channel so far, and in 2021 the total number of crossings was 28,526. On Saturday, 960 people crossed the Channel in one day, according to statistics released by the ministry. of the defense.

The people arrived on 20 small boats and were picked up by Border Force and lifeboat crews.

They were then taken to Dover and Dungeness in Kent by authorities.

This Friday, it was reported that several groups had made the crossing, including a baby in pajamas wearing a life jacket and a boy bundled up in a blanket.

It was reported that 190 people were returned to France on Saturday after encountering difficulties at sea, according to French authorities.

The number of people crossing the English Channel has increased, but boat conditions can often be dangerous and unsanitary, making travel from northern France to the UK dangerous.

Last year, 27 people were killed in November after a boat capsized in the biggest loss of life on the English Channel in recent years.

An average of 39 people are on board every boat that arrives in the UK in 2022, according to analysis of Sky News data.

This is an increase from an average of 28 in 2021 and 13 in 2020.

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This year, Home Secretary Priti Patel announced a new immigration policy to send those crossing the Channel to Rwanda.

Ms Patel called the policy a ‘world first’ but the scheme has faced legal challenges from human rights charities

Clare Moseley, the founder of the charity Care4Calais, described Rwanda’s deportation policy as “brutal”.

She said: “These people have suffered some of the worst things that can happen on this planet. They have horrendous physical and mental scars and now face the threat of further extreme trauma.

“We have been overwhelmed by the public support we have received so far, but it is essential that we keep up the pressure. We have only seven weeks until we appear in court to fight this cruel plan.”

The next court hearing on the policy will take place this month and in October, but the two conservative leadership candidates Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak have said they will pursue Rwandan politics if they become prime minister.

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