The physique of a suspected asylum seeker who could have been making an attempt to achieve the Kent coast has been found on a seashore simply exterior Calais, in keeping with French authorities.
A lifeless man, aged between 20 and 40, was reportedly sporting an orange life jacket when he was discovered on the shores of Sangatte, in northern France, on Sunday morning.
Pascal Marconville, a Boulogne-sur-Mer prosecutor, mentioned the person had “no identification paperwork on him”, as he dominated out any third-party involvement.
It’s feared he drowned making an attempt to make the 21-mile crossing of the strait of Dover.
Marconville informed the regional French paper Voix Du Nord: “The place of the physique and the absence of trampling round recommend that his physique was thrown again by the ocean.”
In August, a younger Sudanese refugee, later recognized as Abdulfatah Hamdallah, was found dead on the same beach after making an attempt to cross the Channel with one other boy in an inflatable dinghy with shovels for oars.
Campaigners claimed the unsanitary situations in Calais and alleged abuse by French police officers power many refugees to embark on the harmful journey looking for a greater life.
“It’s desperately unhappy to listen to that one other refugee has misplaced his life making an attempt to cross the English Channel. We are able to solely think about the ache his family and friends should be feeling now and our hearts exit to them. The refugees in Calais kind close-knit, supportive communities and this loss of life will hit all of them laborious,” Clare Moseley, founding father of Care4Calais, mentioned.
“Refugees take this threat as a result of they’re frightened, fleeing appalling horrors in a number of the most harmful locations on Earth. They do it due to the grim and unsanitary situations in Calais, the place they’re always harassed and abused by the authorities. They do it as a result of there is no such thing as a protected and authorized technique to have their UK asylum declare heard.”
Greater than 6,100 migrants have arrived within the UK on small boats thus far this 12 months, with final month the report for migrant Channel crossings.
Campaigners and opposition politicians have criticised the government for lacking compassion in coping with the small-boat crossings and never making it simpler for folks to legitimately search asylum within the UK.