Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Dinghy vs. Lorry: Migrating Across the English Channel

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Check out this fascinating piece from the BBC: "Crossing the Channel by boat is risky - we came by lorry." It offers the first hand account of a Iraqi family's struggles to cross the English Channel in order to seek asylum in the United Kingdom.

The family originally planned to cross by dingh,y but their friends' poor experiences with such a crossing led them to pursue lorry transport. The family made more than 20 (!) attempts to enter the U.K. They finally succeeded this month.



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