Why only secure and legal routes for migrants can avoid tragedy in the Channel

By Nejma Brahim

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Since the beginning of this year, more than 5,000 migrants have arrived in Britain via clandestine crossings of the Channel, including 1,004 for the period between August 4th-13th, according to analysis published by British news agency PA Media on August 21st. Those figures compare with a total of around 1,800 cross-Channel migrant arrivals on the English coast for the whole of 2019, and 400 in 2018.