Pope Francis denounces “the story of universal slavery” in the course of migrants

Pope Francis leaves, after an ecumenical prayer, with migrants to the Church of the Holy Cross, in Nicosia (Cyprus), on December 3, 2021. GUGLIELMO MANGIAPANE / REUTERS They are perhaps two hundred to three hundred to hurry, the afternoon of Friday, December 3, in front of the neo-Romanesque parish Church of the Holy Cross, meeting … Read more

“I saw people dead … it will stay”: between migrants and Brexit, the fishermen of the Channel in the midst of a storm

Photo taken by a fisherman during a rescue of migrants, off the coast of Boulogne-sur-Mer, on November 3, 2021. THE JOHANNA Sobs in his voice, Karl Maquinghen struggles to find the words to describe what he calls ” the horror “. Second on the Boulonnais trawler St. James II, this 37-year-old fisherman, twenty-one of whom … Read more

Migrants in the Channel: justice seeking information to identify bodies

The Paris prosecutor’s office called, Wednesday 1is December, to be sent to investigators “Any information likely to help identification” of the twenty-seven migrants who died in the sinking of their boat in the Channel a week ago. Any useful information can be sent to [email protected], specifies in a press release the public prosecutor of Paris, … Read more

Migrants in the Channel: for Europe, it is up to London to manage border control

Many migrants try every week to reach the coast of Great Britain from Calais aboard makeshift boats. MICHEL SPINGLER / AP The Vice-President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas estimated, Saturday, November 27, that the United Kingdom is responsible for solving its problems related to the influx of migrants since Brexit. The country “Left the … Read more

Migrants in the Channel: in Calais, the rescuers would like this drama to “awaken the conscience of the rulers”

Pair Julia Pascual Posted today at 10:33 a.m., updated at 6:19 p.m. Reserved for our subscribers ReportageThe death of at least 27 people, Wednesday, November 24, does not affect the determination of the candidates for departure in the camps, who know the dangers of crossing the Channel on “small boats”. They met around noon, Thursday … Read more

Migrants in the Channel: “human cost”, “pure electoral calculations” …, the British press divided after the tragedy

The death, on November 24, of twenty-seven migrants trying to reach the United Kingdom triggered a diplomatic crisis between London and Paris, mutually blaming each other for the tragedy and the situation of migrants in Calais. RAFAEL YAGHOBZADEH / AP The tragic accident, which claimed the lives of twenty-seven migrants on Wednesday 24 November when … Read more

Migrants in the Channel: “The crisis is explained by the Brexit which acts like a slow poison between Paris and London”

In a letter posted Thursday evening on Twitter, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked “A bilateral readmission agreement to allow the return of all illegal migrants crossing the Channel”. This letter is “Basically indigent and totally out of place”, the government spokesman, Gabriel Attal, blasted Friday morning on BFM-TV. In response, the Minister of the … Read more

Migrants in the Channel: tension mounts between France and the United Kingdom

Emmanuel Macron, in the presence of Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, Thursday, November 25, in Zagreb. DARKO VOJINOVIC / AP Faithful to his “at the same time”, Emmanuel Macron has opted for a firm tone promising to better protect the borders without forgetting humanism, assures his entourage, after the tragedy which occurred in Calais, Wednesday, … Read more

Shipwreck of migrants in the English Channel: the Touquet accords at the heart of criticism

Calais, November 25, 2021. Encampment for migrants between Calais and Marck. AIMÉE THIRION FOR “THE WORLD” Haro on the Touquet chords. Following the sinking of a boat in the English Channel which caused the death of 27 people on Wednesday November 24, many political leaders and associations are calling for the renegotiation of this treaty … Read more

In Kent, volunteers mobilize in favor of migrants

Migrants wait on a bus, after being brought to Dover, Kent (UK) on November 25, 2021. GARETH FULLER / AP The sea is gray, slack, almost empty. At one end of the pebble beach in Hastings (United Kingdom), in Sussex, the sea rescue hangar (the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, RNLI) is closed, his boat is … Read more