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Channel crossings exceed 20,000 for the year

Channel crossings exceed 20,000 for the year
By this point in 2021, just over 11,300 crossings had been made.

Plus que 20,000 people have been detected crossing the Chaîne anglaise in small boats so far this year, Gouvernement les chiffres montrent.

Quelque 607 were detected on Saturday – the third time the total has topped 600 since the start of 2022.

It takes the provisional total for the year to 20,017.

Il y avait 28,526 crossings detected in 2021.

(PA Graphiques)
(PA Graphiques)

By this point last year, just over 11,300 crossings had been made.

Il y a eu 3,618 crossings detected in August so far, avec 1,694 in the past week, according to the Ministry of Defence.

The highest daily total for 2022 to date was recorded on August 1, lorsque 696 people made the crossing in 14 bateaux.

Saturday’s 607 crossings also involved 14 boats – the equivalent of around 43 people per vessel.

It is four months since Ms Patel unveiled plans to send migrants to Rwanda to try to deter people from crossings the Channel.

Depuis 14,749 have arrived in the UK after making the journey.

On April 14 Ms Patel signed what she described as a “world-first” agreement with Rwanda under which the east African nation will receive migrants deemed by the UK to have arrived “illegally” and are therefore inadmissible under new immigration rules.

But the first deportation flight – due to take off on June 14 – was grounded amid legal challenges.

Several asylum seekers, the Public and Commercial Services union and charities Care4Calais, Detention Action and Asylum Aid are challenging the legality of the Bureau à domicile politique, with the next court hearings due in September and October.

A record 1,185 people made the crossing to the UK on November 11 2021 – the highest number recorded since the start of 2020.

Plus que 8,000 people have made the crossing to the UK so far this year (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Plus que 8,000 people have made the crossing to the UK so far this year (Gareth Fuller/PA)

The number of people reaching the UK in small boats from France after navigating busy shipping lanes has increased steadily in recent years.

Quelque 299 were detected in 2018, suivie par 1,843 dans 2019, 8,466 dans 2020 et 28,526 l'année dernière, official figures show.

Despite the growing numbers, the UK’s small boat arrivals are a fraction of the number of people going to L'Europe .

Data from the UN’s refugee agency shows at least 120,441 people arrived in Europe via the Mediterranean by land and sea in 2021.