Migrant boat crossings to UK surge during COVID-19 lockdown

Migrant boat crossings to UK surge during COVID-19 lockdown

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-05-21 12:08

LONDON: The number of unaccompanied young migrants crossing the Channel from France to Britain has spiked during the coronavirus outbreak, as travel restrictions force them onto boats rather than trucks.

Kent County Council in southeast England, which includes the major port of Dover, was dealing with "230 to 250" young migrants a year ago, its chief executive, Roger Gough, said.

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