No barbed wire required
· UN's harsh criticism of France and Britain in managing the situation in the Eurotunnel ·
The UN has condemned several countries' policy of rejecting migrants and refugees and militarizing the border. The High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCH) raised harsh criticism regarding the situation in the Eurotunnel, the the rail link under the English Channel which connects England and France.
For two months now thousands of refugees and migrants have been trying to reach Britain by way of the Calais termianal on the coast of France. In recent weeks a dozen people have died trying to jump on to trains running through the Eurotunnel.
The government in London has adopted a strict stance on immigration and, according to analysts, reducing the rights of illegal refugees and migrants. It was announced that a 40-year-old Sudanese woman was arrested yesterday in Great Britain after she making it through the 50-kilometre tunnel. The French authorities are resolving the situation with police force, including an increase in the use of barbed wire, which in many cases carries an electric current, at the entrance to the Eurotunnel.
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