At least 31 migrants die in English Channel off Calais, others missing after boat sinks

At least 31 migrants die in English Channel off Calais, others missing after boat sinks

French President Emmanuel Macron has appealed to neighbouring European countries to do more to stop illegal migration into France after at least 27 people died trying to cross the English Channel. Macron said that when migrants arrive on French shores with hopes of heading to the United Kingdom "it is already too late". Speaking a day after the deadliest migration tragedy to date on the dangerous sea lane that separates France and the UK, Macron said France is deploying army drones as part of stepped-up efforts to patrol its northern coastline and help rescue migrants at sea. But he also said that a greater collective effort is needed, referring to France as a "transit country" for UK-bound migrants. "We need to strengthen co-operation with Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany but also …
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