United Kingdom

At least 853 migrants crossed English Channel in one day

22:47, 05 November 2021
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At least 853 migrants crossed the English channel in one day on their simple boats setting a new record for the United Kingdom.

All of the migrants were intercepted according to the Home Office that said 25 breaching attempts were recorded.

The previous record with 828 migrants was recorded in August when a similar number of migrant boats entered the territory of the United Kingdom.

The number of migrants who attempt to enter the UK is growing year by year. 

During this year to date over 21,000 migrants have crossed the English Channel which is twice as many as for the whole 2020. 

UK politicians have pledged to decrease the number of the passings in 2019 Home Secretary Priti Patel has said that she will make the breaches an “infrequent phenomenon,” however till now the number keeps increasing. 

Among the measures taken by the UK to limit the number of migrants who pass through the English Channel is paying France to increase security control from its side of the border.

Frequently migrants die during their attempt due the low quality of their boats.