Channel 'graveyard' will swallow more migrants: charities

France and Britain traded blame on Thursday (November 25) after 27 people died trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable dinghy, the worst accident of its kind on record in the waterway separating the two countries.

Enver Solomon, Refugee Council Chief Executive said, ''it has to make the government stop and think again about whether its strategy of using enforcement, control and security is going to work."

"Unless we see this as a catalyst for proper systemic change, this will keep happening again and it will get worse," Kay Marsh, who works for the migrant charity Samphire as a community engagement coordinator, told Reuters.

"The deterrents aren't working," Marsh said in an interview in Dover, the British gateway to Europe. She said it was inevitable there would be more deaths in the Channel.

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