Record Number of Migrants Arrive in the UK via Channel Crossings
A recent analysis by the PA news agency of government figures since January 1, 2018, has revealed that a staggering 99,960 individuals have made the dangerous journey to reach the United Kingdom. This data, accurate as of Tuesday, points to a significant increase in the number of migrants arriving in the country.
RNLI Lifeboats Contribute to Milestone Crossing
In a noteworthy event today, RNLI lifeboats were seen bringing dozens of individuals to the shores of the UK. This occurrence strongly suggests that the significant milestone of 100,000 arrivals has been reached. An eyewitness reported observing more than 40 people being brought ashore on two lifeboats that had attended a dinghy in the Channel.
Daily Data Publication by Home Office and Border Force
The Home Office and Border Force regularly publish data on the number of people detected crossing the English Channel in small boats, attempting to enter the UK. These figures are released on a daily basis, based on the previous day’s records. The most recent update, available here, indicates that no individuals were detected making the crossing on Wednesday.
Statistics of Channel Crossings
From the beginning of January 2023 until August 9, a total of 15,071 individuals have made the perilous journey across the Channel, according to official figures. This underscores the ongoing challenges faced by authorities in dealing with these crossings.