A one-month-old baby girl was rescued alive in Dungeness, in the English Channel.
Aayan, just 40 days old, spent nine hours at sea aboard a small boat, with other migrants of unknown nationality.
The girl was rescued by a member of the Royal National Lifeboat, a UK charity, and handed over to the police wrapped in a blanket.
In search of a better life, Aayan’s mother arrived with her newborn in Kent, risking the crossing of the Channel in search of better living conditions for herself and her daughter.
Remember that this case ended in the best possible way, but it is not an isolated case. Every year, thousands of migrants cross both sides of the Channel and many of them end up dying.
From the north of France, they leave Calais towards the United Kingdom, either by sea in small boats or through the English tunnel, in lorries organized by smugglers.
Remember that about 17,000 migrants crossed the Channel in 2021.