More than 430 migrants travelled across the Channel and landed in the UK on Monday, a new record for a single day. Dozens of men, women and children crossed the sea in small boats throughout the day, including about 50 people who arrived in a dinghy on a beach in Dungeness, Kent.
How many immigrants crossed the Channel today?
At least 287 migrants succeeded in reaching the UK on Tuesday, bringing the total for the year to at least 8,452, according to available official data compiled by the PA news agency. This eclipses the figure for the whole of 2020, when 8,417 people crossed the Dover Strait aboard small boats.
How many immigrants have crossed the Channel this year?
3,500 crossed the Channel to UK this year
The UK government has said that this year to date, 3,500 people have successfully crossed the Channel. The UK government has vowed to crack down hard on the people smugglers who are bringing people across the Channel, after more than 8,000 arrived by that route in 2020.
How many migrants have crossed the Channel in 2021?
Before the pandemic about 10,000 migrants a year were caught hiding in vehicles at British ports. This dropped to 7,000 last year but is expected to rise to 8,500 by the end of 2021. More than 1,200 have crossed the Channel since Monday, the highest weekly total this year.
How many refugees cross the Channel?
The Home Office said that at least 430 people made the crossing across the Dover Strait on Monday, a new daily record.
Is crossing the channel illegal?
Is it illegal to cross the channel to claim asylum? It is not illegal to enter the UK in order to claim asylum and there is no obligation for those wishing to claim asylum to do so in the first ‘safe country’ they arrive in.
How many people cross the Channel illegally?
8,417 people illegally crossed the English Channel in 2020, as ‘desperate’ migrants risk their lives.
How many migrants have died crossing the English Channel?
Almost 300 asylum seekers have died trying to cross the Channel since 1999. Almost 300 asylum seekers including 36 children have died trying to cross the Channel to the UK in the past 20 years, according to the first analysis to collate deaths.
How many refugees have died crossing the Channel?
The Channel is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world and subject to strong currents and fast changing weather. Six people are reported to have died and three went missing during 2020, a slight increase on numbers in 2019, when four deaths were recorded on “just 203 crossings and attempted crossings.”
How many immigrants crossed the Channel yesterday?
More than 430 migrants crossed the English Channel in small boats to the UK yesterday – the highest number ever recorded in a single day.