More migrant dinghies cross Channel to England despite Rwanda threat

More migrant dinghies cross Channel to England despite Rwanda threat
More migrant dinghies cross Channel to England despite Rwanda threat

Hello and welcome to the details of More migrant dinghies cross Channel to England despite Rwanda threat and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - A British Border Force vessel picks up an inflatable dinghy carrying migrants in front of the white cliffs of Dover in the English Channel, Britain, May 4, 2024. ― Reuters pic

STRAIT OF DOVER, May 4 ― Dozens of people in two rubber dinghies reached the southern coast of England today, the latest among thousands of asylum-seeking migrants to make the risky sea crossing from France this year.

Bobbing on the waves of the English Channel on a clear morning, the boats sailed across the narrow strip of sea separating France and Britain, with a French naval vessel following them until they reached English waters.

Their largely male passengers, some of whom were in orange life jackets and waving, were taken aboard a British Border Force vessel off Dover.

The arrivals illustrate the difficulties British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faces on his pledge to tackle illegal migration and “stop the boats”, ahead of a national election expected later this year.

Advertisement

More than 8,000 people have arrived so far this year on small boats, with many fleeing war or famine and travelling through Europe to Britain, making the start of this year a record for such arrivals.

Sunak hopes his flagship Rwanda policy to deport those arriving in Britain without permission to the African nation will deter people from making the Channel crossing. Five people died in the attempt last month.

The government hopes to operate the first flights to Rwanda in 9-11 weeks.

Advertisement

“The unacceptable number of people who continue to cross the Channel demonstrates exactly why we must get flights to Rwanda off the ground as soon as possible,” a spokesperson for Britain's Home Office said.

“We continue to work closely with French police who are facing increasing violence and disruption on their beaches as they work tirelessly to prevent these dangerous, illegal and unnecessary journeys.” ― Reuters

These were the details of the news More migrant dinghies cross Channel to England despite Rwanda threat for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV UCLA police make first arrest in mob attack on pro-Palestinian encampment
NEXT Top French university loses funding over pro-Palestinian protests

Author Information

I am Joshua Kelly and I focus on breaking news stories and ensuring we (“Al-KhaleejToday.NET”) offer timely reporting on some of the most recent stories released through market wires about “Services” sector. I have formerly spent over 3 years as a trader in U.S. Stock Market and is now semi-stepped down. I work on a full time basis for Al-KhaleejToday.NET specializing in quicker moving active shares with a short term view on investment opportunities and trends. Address: 838 Emily Drive Hampton, SC 29924, USA Phone: (+1) 803-887-5567 Email: [email protected]