Migrant crossings: More than 5,000 people make journey across Channel in small boats so far this year

UKRAINE (April 14, 2022)– About 600 people succeeded in making the perilous crossing on Wednesday despite the risk of death involved, the Home Office has said.

It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced controversial plans to fly asylum seekers to Rwanda for processing in an attempt to tackle small boat crossings in the Channel.

Arrivals this week have seen women and young children among those coming into Dover aboard Border Force vessels and an RNLI lifeboat.

There have been more boat crossings in the first quarter of 2022 than there were over the same period in previous years

More people – wrapped up against the April chills after navigating the narrow sea between Britain and France – have been arriving on Thursday amid a busy week for crossings.

Source: Sky News wrote the original article.

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