Crossings of the Channel by migrants reached an unprecedented number in 2021

A group of migrants are brought back to the shores of Dover, England, after attempting to cross the Channel in a small boat on December 24, 2021. GARETH FULLER / AP The figures obtained by the British press agency PA from the British Home Office confirm an impression which already left little room for doubt: … Read more

More than 4,400 migrants died or disappeared at sea while trying to reach Spain in 2021, according to the results of a Spanish NGO

Migrants rescued in the Mediterranean as they attempted to cross to Spain, August 9, 2018. JUAN MEDINA / REUTERS “These are the pain figures”, lamented the report’s co-author. More than 4,400 migrants died or disappeared last year during their sea crossing to Spain, twice as many as in 2020, according to a report published by … Read more

Calais: clashes between migrants and police leave several injured

Clashes broke out this Thursday, December 30 between law enforcement and migrants during the dismantling of a camp in Calais, leaving around fifteen wounded among the police and several on the refugee side. “Police officers and gendarmes faced, as part of an evacuation operation” with “a hundred migrants showing very great aggressiveness and refusing to … Read more

In Greece, migrants and smugglers take more perilous routes

Pope Francis meets migrants during his visit to the Karatepe refugee camp on the island of Lesvos on December 5, 2021. ALESSANDRA TARANTINO / AP Two lifeless bodies were found in the open sea, Wednesday, December 29, by the coast guard near Tinos, an island in the Cyclades archipelago. Several days after the sinking of … Read more

fifteen police officers hospitalized after clashes between CRS and migrants

About a hundred migrants attacked the police with “bags filled with stones ” in the zone Transmarck, according to a police source. Article written by Posted the 12/30/2021 4:00 PM Update the 12/30/2021 4:17 PM Reading time : 1 min. At least fifteen police officers were hospitalized on Thursday, December 30, after clashes between CRS … Read more

“Anti-racist” demonstrations throughout France for the regularization of undocumented migrants

Demonstrators march in favor of the regularization of undocumented migrants, as part of an “anti-racism and solidarity” movement, on International Migrants Day, in Paris, December 18, 2021. ALAIN JOCARD / AFP “Liberty, equality, papers”, “Our country is called solidarity”. In Dunkirk, Paris, Bordeaux or Montpellier, demonstrators “Anti-racist” demanded, Saturday, December 18, the regularization of undocumented … Read more

In Kent, KRAN watches over young migrants crossing the Channel

KRAN spokesperson Bridget Chapman gives an English lesson to teenagers from Syria, Eritrea and Iran on December 15, 2020, in Folkestone. ANDREW TESTA/PANOS PICTURES/REA The small port of Folkestone was swept away by icy squalls on Monday 6 December. The fishing boats have remained quietly at the quayside, the shop of the only fishmonger in … Read more

The majority of migrants drowned in the English Channel at the end of November have now been identified

They had drowned in the English Channel on the night of November 24 while trying to reach the English coast. Twenty-six of the twenty-seven people who died that night were “Formally identified”, announced the Paris prosecutor in a press release on Tuesday, December 14. The victim identification commission, held on Monday, confirmed “The identity of … Read more

Golfo, CJNG and Sinaloa, behind the smuggling of migrants

Cells of the cartels of the Gulf, Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation they dispute the control of the migrant smuggling in the southern border states, including Chiapas, where they died on Thursday 55 Central Americans, mostly Guatemalans, when overturning a trailer in which they were transported to the United States in overcrowded conditions. These are … Read more