Migrant crossings: Afghans are largest national group fleeing to UK

6/26/2022 1:26:00 PM

Nearly one in four migrants arriving in small boats were fleeing the country seized by the Taliban.

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Nearly one in four migrants arriving in small boats were fleeing the country seized by the Taliban.

After Afghans, the next most common nationalities on Channel crossings were Iranians (16% of the total in the first three months of 2022) and Iraqis (15%).The number of passengers on each boat almost doubled in this period, with an average of 32 on each small boat compared to 18 during the same three months in 2021.

There were also almost double the number of boats detected making the crossing, from 74 in the first three months of 2021 to 141 this year.It meant that there were 4,540 people who crossed the channel to the UK in January to March this year, more than three times the number during the same time last year.

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