We salute the British, and the French express their gratitude to the United Kingdom for its efforts in rescuing migrants in the English Channel.

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We salute the British, and the French express their gratitude to the United Kingdom for its efforts in rescuing migrants in the English Channel.

French citizens have thanked the UK for its efforts in rescuing migrants from the English Channel, with the French Sea Minister “saluting” the UK.

“A new tragedy has struck the Channel,” wrote Annick Girardin, the French Sea Minister, on Twitter.

I salute the British patrol boat, the SNSM patrol boat, and the three helicopters, one Belgian and one British, that are assisting the five people who are still missing.” Downing Street announced on Wednesday evening that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron had agreed to step up joint efforts to prevent the crossings and stop people smugglers putting people’s lives in danger.

Tom Pursglove, the Minister for Immigration Compliance, confirmed that the Prime Minister had renewed a previous offer to send UK police and Border Force officers to join French patrols.

He said the deaths on Wednesday demonstrated that the two countries’ cooperation on the issue needed to be strengthened.

At least 27 people are believed to have drowned while attempting to cross the English Channel.

According to the International Organization for Migration, it was the deadliest single incident in the English Channel since the organization began collecting data in 2014.

Five women and a girl are among the dead, according to France’s interior minister Gerald Darmanin.

One of the women was later discovered to be expecting a baby.

“Those responsible for yesterday’s tragedy in the Channel are the smugglers, who promise Eldorado in England for a few thousand euros,” Mr Darmanin said.

“This tragedy reminds us painfully that smugglers are criminals.”

In connection with the tragedy, four people have been arrested so far.

Mr Johnson called the deaths a “disaster” and said it was critical to “break” the human trafficking gangs.

He continued, “literally getting away with murder” by these gangs.

Refugee charities, on the other hand, have slammed the government’s approach, urging it to expand safe routes for asylum seekers to enter the UK.

“How many tragedies like this must we see before the government fundamentally changes its approach by committing to an ambitious expansion of safe routes for those men, women, and children in desperate need of protection?” the Refugee Council’s chief executive, Enver Solomon, wondered.

“Every day, people are forced to flee their homes,” he continued.

“News from the Brinkwire.”

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