More than 75,000 migrants have crossed the Channel in the past four years

More than 75,000 migrants have reached British territory by crossing the English Channel in the past four years, despite several failed attempts to stop illegal migration through the dangerous journey.

According to data provided by the UK government, a total of 75,628 people have crossed the English Channel since 2018, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.

The Channel route, which has been used by large numbers of migrants to enter the UK from France, has often been a top priority for authorities in both territories, who have worked tirelessly to put an end to illegal immigration in this way. route of the tunnel.

According to figures provided by the UK Home Office, for a period between January 2018 and June 2022, a total of 51,881 migrants reached Britain. In addition, a total of 23,747 migrants were detected based on data provided by the Ministry of Defence.

A recent report provided by the National News shows that in 2018 a total of 299 people were recorded crossing the English Channel illegally. At the same time, it was reported that in 2019 a total of 1,843 crossings were recorded, while in 2020 the numbers stood at 8,466, and in 2021 there were a total of 28 561 registered migrants in this country.

“The Channel crisis, fueled by global migration and organized crime, is putting unprecedented pressure on our asylum system. Despite the lies sold to them by smugglers, migrants who cross from safe countries to enter the UK illegally will not be allowed to start a new life here,” a British government official pointed to this, according to the National News report.

A recent report provided by the European Union Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex, revealed that the number of people who crossed the English Channel in the first nine months of this year was 52,700 , surpassing the figures of last year, in which 52,000 irregular migrants were registered.

“So far in 2022, this represents a 68% increase over the same period in 2021, including both attempts and small craft crossings. As winter approaches, the number of attempts may increase before sea conditions worsen and make the crossing more dangerous. notes the press release.

Recently, the Ministry of Defense reported that on October 9, more than 1,000 migrants crossed the English Channel.