A boat in which some 11 migrants were attempting to cross the English Channel, in waters off the coastal town of Calais, northern France. File photo: AFPA boat in which some 11 migrants were attempting to cross the English Channel, in waters off the coastal town of Calais, northern France. File photo: AFP
A boat in which some 11 migrants were attempting to cross the English Channel, in waters off the coastal town of Calais, northern France. File photo: AFP

English Channel migrants: risking death for a new life in the UK

  • English Channel crossing attempts by migrants and refugees have increased over the last year
  • The journey is fraught with risk as people pack small, inflatable boats on French coast

Topic |   Britain
A boat in which some 11 migrants were attempting to cross the English Channel, in waters off the coastal town of Calais, northern France. File photo: AFPA boat in which some 11 migrants were attempting to cross the English Channel, in waters off the coastal town of Calais, northern France. File photo: AFP
A boat in which some 11 migrants were attempting to cross the English Channel, in waters off the coastal town of Calais, northern France. File photo: AFP
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