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EU border agency Frontex will deploy a surveillance plane "day and night to help the French, Dutch and Belgian police," French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced. Photo: Marc Sanye / AFP
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Surveillance plane to be deployed over Channel to monitor migrants

The EU border agency will deploy a plane 24-hours-a-day over the Channel coast to monitor migrant crossings, France says after pushing European partners for help in cracking down on people-smuggling
Lorries disembark a ferry at the Port of Dover, southeast England on January 1, 2021. Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP
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UK’s Brexit plans to be tested as festive period ends

Britain faces the first true test of its Brexit preparations, with thousands of lorries set to make the Channel crossing for the first time since the country left the EU's single market and customs union
An aerial photo shows migrants in a dinghy wearing life jackets as they illegally cross the English Channel from France to Britain on September 11, 2020. - The number of migrants crossing the English Channel -- which is 33,8 km (21 miles) at the closest point in the Straits of Dover -- in small inflatable boats has spiralled over the summer of the 2020. According to authorities in northern France some 6,200 migrants have attempted the crossing between January 1 and August 31, 2020, compared with 2,294 migrants for the whole of 2019. (Photo by Sameer Al-DOUMY / AFP)
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‘Just God, the water and us’: risking the Channel ‘death route’ to Britain

AFP followed two groups of migrants as they made the perilous journey from the French town of Grande-Synthe to Dover in the south of England via the choppy waters of the Channel