Why do migrants risk their life to cross the English Channel? – BBC News

France and Britain are caught up in disagreements over who needs to do what to stop any more people dying on small boats crossing between the two countries.

27 people were killed in the English Channel on Wednesday, hoping to migrate to the UK.

Even after the tragedy, people continue to attempt the dangerous journey in unsafe dinghies.

Ros Atkins looks into this political and humanitarian issue.

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