The physique of a suspected asylum seeker who might have been trying to succeed in the Kent coast has been found on a seashore simply exterior Calais, based on French authorities.
A useless 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 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 recommend that his physique was thrown again by the ocean.”
In August, a younger Sudanese refugee, later recognized as Abdulfatah Hamdallah, was discovered useless on the identical seashore 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 seeking 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 are able to solely think about the ache his family and friends have to 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 circumstances 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 secure and authorized option to have their UK asylum declare heard.”
Greater than 6,100 migrants have arrived within the UK on small boats to this point this 12 months, with final month the report for migrant Channel crossings.
Campaigners and opposition politicians have criticised the authorities for allegedly missing compassion in coping with the small-boat crossings and never making it simpler for individuals to legitimately search asylum within the UK.