Migrant number crossing the Channel tripled in 2021 compared to 2020

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Last year, more than three times as many migrants tried to reach Britain from France by crossing the Channel compared to 2020, according to French officials. There were 1,360 attempts made, with 35,382 people on board, dpa learned from officials in Cherbourg on Monday. French security staff rescued more than 8,600 migrants who ran into distress at sea last year. In 2020, the French authorities registered 868 attempts to cross the Channel with 9,551 people involved. The reports echo British figures, as officials recently said three times as many migrants had reached the country by crossing the …

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