1,600 migrants lost at sea in the Mediterranean this year

The sinking of a boat carrying more than 30 people this week is the deadliest migration tragedy ever in the English Channel. However, migratory shipwrecks of that scale are not uncommon in the waters around Europe’s southern borders. This year alone, UN officials estimate that 1,600 people have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean, … Read more

Chanel death fuels UK-French tensions over migrant boats

The death of at least 27 people in the English Channel is fueling tensions between Britain and France over how to prevent migrants from crossing the world’s busiest waterway in small boats. Politicians on both sides of the Channel have already failed to avert Wednesday’s tragedy, despite pledges by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and … Read more