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Channel migrant crossings have gone up, a year after 26 drowned trying to get to the U.K.

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So far this year, more than 40,000 people have made the dangerous journey across the world's busiest shipping lane. CTV News spoke to asylum seekers waiting in Calais for a spot on a dinghy and for favourable weather. The English language is a big factor and for those seeking undocumented work, they've heard slipping in the black market is much easier.
Published 2 months ago · France

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Channel migrant crossings have gone up, a year after 26 drowned trying to get to the U.K.

A year after 27 migrants drowned trying to reach the United Kingdom from Northern France, in what was described as the worst maritime disaster in the English Channel in 30 years, the number of migrant crossings has only gone up.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Channel migrant crossings have gone up, a year after 27 drowned trying to get to the U.K.

By Daniele Hamamdjian, CTV National News London News Bureau CorrespondentClick here for updates on this story    Calais, France (CTV Network) — A year after 27 migrants drowned trying to reach the United Kingdom from Northern France, in what was described as the worst maritime disaster in the English Channel in 30 years, the number of migrant crossings has only gone up. In fact, 2022 has already broken previous records. So far this year, more t…

2 months ago·Colorado Springs, United States
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Tributes Paid to Calais Migrants One Year After 27 Drowned Crossing Channel

Hundreds of people gathered in Dunkirk, France, on Thursday, November 24, to pay tribute to 27 migrants, one year after they died when their boat capsized in the English Channel. Video by Onjali Rauf, founder of O’s Refugee Aid Team, shows a torch-lit procession. Rauf said the night ended with a minute’s silence and flares lighting up the sky “to mark the desperation of those whose calls for help went unanswered”. About 200 people marched throug…

2 months ago·Southport, Australia
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One year on, France remembers 27 migrants who drowned trying to cross English Channel

Tributes have been held in Paris and in the north of France for the 27 migrants who drowned trying to reach the English coast one year ago,

2 months ago·France
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Tributes Paid to Calais Migrants One Year After 27 Drowned Crossing Channel

Hundreds of people gathered in Dunkirk, France, on Thursday, November 24, to pay tribute to 27 migrants, one year after they died when their boat capsized in the English Channel. Video by Onjali Rauf, founder of O’s Refugee Aid Team, shows a torch-lit procession. Rauf said the night ended with a minute’s silence and flares lighting up the sky “to mark the desperation of those whose calls for help went unanswered”. About 200 people marched throug…

2 months ago·Hobart, Australia
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Tributes for migrants, one year after ‘avoidable’ Channel tragedy

Tributes and demonstrations took place in France on Thursday for the 27 migrants who died exactly a year ago in a Channel boat disaster that France's interior minister has admitted should have been prevented.

2 months ago·France
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