Migrant and refugee crossings of English Channel increasing, despite risks
09 August 2021 | 6:19 am
Despite tougher measures on both sides of the English Channel, asylum-seekers are still trying to make the dangerous crossing from France to the United Kingdom, in an attempt to find a better future.
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