The physique of a suspected asylum seeker who could have been trying to achieve the Kent coast has been found on a seaside simply outdoors Calais, in response to French authorities.
A lifeless man, aged between 20 and 40, was reportedly carrying 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 id paperwork on him”, as he dominated out any third-party involvement.
It’s feared he drowned attempting to make the 21-mile crossing of the strait of Dover.
Marconville advised the regional French paper Voix Du Nord: “The place of the physique and the absence of trampling round counsel that his physique was thrown again by the ocean.”
In August, a younger Sudanese refugee, later recognized as Abdulfatah Hamdallah, was discovered lifeless on the identical seaside after attempting to cross the Channel with one other boy in an inflatable dinghy with shovels for oars.
Campaigners claimed the unsanitary circumstances in Calais and alleged abuse by French police officers pressure many refugees to embark on the harmful journey in quest of a greater life.
“It’s desperately unhappy to listen to that one other refugee has misplaced his life attempting to cross the English Channel. We will 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 exhausting,” 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 circumstances in Calais, the place they’re continually harassed and abused by the authorities. They do it as a result of there isn’t a secure and authorized technique to have their UK asylum declare heard.”
Greater than 6,100 migrants have arrived within the UK on small boats to date this 12 months, with final month the file for migrant Channel crossings.
Campaigners and opposition politicians have criticised the federal government for missing compassion in coping with the small-boat crossings and never making it simpler for folks to legitimately search asylum within the UK.