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Channel migrants: What are the numbers behind the 'major incident'?

January 2, 2019 12:53 PM
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How does an increase in efforts to reach the UK via the Channel compare with all asylum applications? Or Mediterranean crossings?

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has described the increase as a "very serious concern".

But how does the recent increase in attempts to reach the UK across the Channel compare with total asylum applications?

And how does it match up with the peak of Europe's migrant crisis or the number of people still crossing the Mediterranean now?

885,000 - The number of migrants arriving in Europe through the eastern Mediterranean - via Greece - in 2015.


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