The flow of migrants is starting again in the Channel

The flow of migrants is starting again in the Channel
The flow of migrants is starting again in the Channel

DECRYPTION – With more than 16,000 illegal crossings recorded in four months, the activity of smugglers constitutes a serious challenge for London and Paris.

Already more than 16,000 illegal migrant crossings in the Channel since the start of the year. Over the first four months, the increase was 34% (16,372), compared to the same period of the previous year, if we are to believe the figures disclosed by the European agency Frontex, responsible for border surveillance. external aspects of the Union.

The migration situation is becoming more complicated in the Channel, while the authorities were pleased last February to have reduced the phenomenon by 36% last year, thanks to the combined efforts of French and British law enforcement.

In 2023, it is true, 16,000 fewer crossings had been recorded. But the flows which are taking shape at the start of the year exceed the pace observed at the start of 2022, which resulted in a record of 45,000 successful crossings.

While in 2023, the migrants concerned were mainly Afghans, Syrians and Indians, at the start of 2024, in addition to the Afghans, there are a number of Vietnamese and Iranians…

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