English Channel

Pope Francis pained at migrant deaths in English Channel

The pope asked the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the traditional Sunday blessing to pray “for migrants and their suffering.”

published on : 28th November 2021

France says pregnant women among 27 dead in English Channel

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin also announced the arrest of a fifth suspected trafficker thought to have been involved in what was the deadliest migration tragedy to date on the dangerous sea lane.

published on : 25th November 2021

UK, France trade barbs over migrant crossings of Channel

More than 14,000 people have made the crossing this year, according to a count by Britain’s Press Association news agency.

published on : 9th September 2021

Record number of migrants make risky Channel crossing to UK

At least 430 migrants reached the English shores on Monday after crossing the English channel from Northern France or Belgium despite the British Home Secretary's vow to make the crossings unviable.

published on : 20th July 2021