Migrants and asylum seekers were seen being brought into the port of Dover in southeast England aboard lifeboats and Border Force vessels after being picked up in the Channel.
The Dubai-owned P&O Ferries announced it has shed more than one-quarter of its staff in a drastic restructuring to save cash and halted services for the next few days.
The NGO that filed the charges says people on the boat attempting to carry migrants across the Channel were given no immediate assistance despite making distress calls to French and British rescue services.
French authorities have formally identified 26 of the 27 people who died last month, including a teenager and one child
After last week’s tragedy in the English Channel, the EU border agency will be deployed to sight boats that attempt crossings, marking the first time it could be used to stop migration from the EU, rather than into the bloc.
Anti-refugee rhetoric is a useful distraction from government corruption and incompetence.
The plan came in the wake of an accident in the English Channel that left dozens of migrants and refugees, including children, dead.
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel's invitation to talks was withdrawn after a row between UK PM Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron over migrant crisis.
Relations between Paris and London were already seen as being at their most tense in decades following a series of disputes over Brexit, but the personal criticism between Macron and Johnson represents a further turn for the worse.
This is not a ‘migrant crisis’; this is a crisis of inhumanity.
Data analysis by the Refugee Council contradicts claims by the UK government that most people crossing the English Channel are ‘economic migrants’.
Channel crossings have contributed to growing tensions between the UK and France following Britain's departure from the EU at the start of this year.
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