Nearly 700 migrants cross English Channel – highest number on single day this year | UK News

Nearly 700 migrants crossed the English Channel to the UK in just one day – a record for the year so far, the Department of Defense (MoD) has said.

Some 696 made the journey in 14 boats on Monday, with large groups of migrants – including young children – being brought ashore in Ramsgate.

The latest numbers mean more than 17,000 people have now arrived in the UK by 2022 after navigating busy transport routes from France in small boats, such as dinghys.

It comes a day after the government confirmed the number of migrants crossing the Channel in July was highest month of the year so far, with 3,683 making the journey on 90 boats.

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