Posted on January 3, 2023

Record 45,000 Migrants Crossed English Channel to UK Last Year

AFP, January 1, 2023

More than 45,000 migrants crossed the Channel to the UK from mainland Europe in 2022, surpassing the previous year’s record by more than 17,000 {snip}


In total, 45,756 people made the dangerous small-boat crossing of one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes last year, compared with 28,526 in 2021.

Four people died last month when a small boat packed with migrants capsized {snip}


2022 also saw the highest ever single-day total of migrants making the crossing, with 1,295 making the journey on August 22.