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Small boat asylum seekers undeterred by Rwanda plan, survey finds

Survey of asylum seekers in northern France finds three-quarters will try to reach UK despite government’s offshoring plans

Deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda is unlikely to deter those in northern France hoping to cross the Channel in small boats, according to a survey that found that three-quarters said they would still try to make the journey.

The snapshot survey of more than 60 asylum seekers in Calais and Dunkirk was carried out by the charity Care4Calais, which provides practical support to asylum seekers in both northern France and across the UK.

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