Refugees: English Channel: British forces save 38 migrants


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English Channel: British forces rescue 38 migrants

According to British figures, 29,700 people have already crossed the English Channel illegally into Great Britain this year.  photo

According to British figures, 29,700 people have already crossed the English Channel illegally into Great Britain this year. photo

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The escape with a rubber dinghy ended for them in the water. Some of them had to spend almost an hour in the cold water before rescue came.

British forces say they have rescued 38 people from the English Channel. The dinghy with which the migrants were on the road suddenly lost air rapidly early Thursday morning, the Ministry of Defense in London announced.

Some people would have spent almost an hour in the water. They are in the port city dover has been brought. Her condition is stable, there are no deaths.

More than 600 migrants on Thursday

A total of more than 600 migrants in 14 boats reached the country on Thursday. According to preliminary estimates, 29,700 people have reached Great Britain illegally via the so far this year English Channel. In 2021 as a whole, there were 28,526.

The ministry announced that significantly more people were now on the boats. The average increased significantly from 28 inmates to 44 in 2021. Most recently, the government said it was amazing that there had been no serious incidents so far this year. In November 2021, 27 people died in the English Channel after her dinghy capsized.

The conservative British government are the illegal crossings a thorn in the side. As a deterrent, migrants are to be flown out to Rwanda and in the East African country instead of in Great Britain apply for asylum. If the request is granted, they should stay there. Otherwise they face deportation to their countries of origin. The United Nations refugee agency sees the plan as a breach of international law.

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