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UK: Statement on child deaths following migrant boat sinking in English channel

Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, World Source: Save the Children Following reports of a migrant boat sinking in the English Channel trying to reach the UK, Daniela Reale, Lead Child Protection and Children on the Move at Save the Children UK said: It is devastating news that two children have died in today s tragedy. No child should have to make a dangerous, potentially fatal, journey in search of a better life and parents shouldn t be compelled to risk their children s lives in search of safety. Today s tragedy is a wake-up call. It underlines the urgency of the UK government expanding, not restricting, safe and legal routes for those seeking safety and protection here. Today s loss of life could have been prevented. The safety of vulnerable children and families must be the priority. The English Channel must not become a graveyard for children. For more information, please contact: Media@savethechildren.org.uk
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