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Migrant crisis: EU sends millions to aid France

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The European Commission offered on Tuesday to help France and Britain deal with the migrant crisis at the Channel Tunnel, as police on both sides braced for new attempts at the crossing.

The EC said in a statement that it would send a first instalment of financial assistance to France of €20 million ($22 million), less than a day after some 600 fresh attempts were made to penetrate the tunnel, according to a police source.

The situation in the northern French port of Calais has hit the headlines in the past week, with people desperate to reach Britain making attempt after attempt to breach Eurotunnel defences, some paying for it with their lives.

Last week, a Sudanese man in his 30s died, apparently crushed to death by a lorry, and at least 10 people have been killed since June trying to get to Britain where many already have family and work is per
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Added: Aug-5-2015 Occurred On: Aug-5-2015
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