Refugee route: more and more migrants take the boat to England

The Numbers of migrants, with simple Motor-inflatable boats of the dangerous path across the English channel, increases significantly. Alone on the last Thursda

Refugee route: more and more migrants take the boat to England

The Numbers of migrants, with simple Motor-inflatable boats of the dangerous path across the English channel, increases significantly. Alone on the last Thursday of 235 migrants arrived in 17 boats in the UK. This year, the authorities in London already nearly 4000 people. More than in any entire year previously.

Martin Franke

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The terms and conditions for a crossing are currently comparatively well: The sea is calm, the weather through the high-pressure system over Western Europe is advantageous. There is other times of year, fog over the Passage usually. Especially dangerous strong currents and the transport still remain: The English channel is one of the busiest shipping routes in the world.

In the UK, the increase for Anger provides. Britain's interior Minister Priti Patel wrote on Twitter that the number of Crossings with small boats "appalling and unacceptable". France and other EU member States were safe countries. Refugees should make their application for asylum. Therefore, Patel will do everything that this Route will be unprofitable. The French interior Minister had assured on Saturday that the French authorities are "fully mobilized, in order to prevent departures".

tractors require 2000 to 3000 euros

From the home Affairs Committee in Britain was initiated due to the increase in Migration from France on Thursday an investigation to explore the reasons for the increase, as well as "the role of criminal gangs", which allow the Crossing. It is unclear yet, how many of the boats originate, with which the migrants translate. On Saturday, the government in London announced in addition, the military against the crowds involvement. Of France, the Secretary of state Chris Philp, urged on Saturday in a guest article in the "Telegraph", that "migrants who are caught trying to reach Britain by boat, can't repeat". Philp announced that all of the migrants who made it to the island, would be again sent back. On Sunday, the newspaper reported that Paris wool call London, to contribute to the costs in the amount of 33 million euros.

In July, France and the UK already had a joint special police unit to combat traffickers decided. The unit will consist of six British and French police officers. You will be based in Coquelles, close to Calais, from where many immigrants try to cross the English channel.

the business with the tugs is not profitable. The people smugglers in Europe require between 2000 and 3000 euros, reported by the refugees months ago, a Reporter of the "Euronews". In the towns around Calais are still hundreds of people to endure and to your Crossing wait. 2016 as a "jungle of Calais" called the tent, was dissolved in bearings at one time, more than 9000 people. Over the years, immigrants have used the Tunnel, hidden cars in trucks and ferries. The port controls in Calais were tightened using the British – not least the Corona-crisis puts the tractor in front of challenges due to the travel restrictions and the Lockdown. You can focus your business on the lake. At the narrowest point between Cap Gris-Nez and Dover, the channel is 34 kilometres wide.

Updated Date: 09 August 2020, 08:19

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