Channel Rescue

By Niels Bekkema
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Channel Rescue is a grassroots, human rights monitoring organisation set up in response to government calls for increased securitisation and militarisation of the English Channel.

Our objective is to hold authorities to account in their duty to uphold the human rights of those crossing the channel, and advocate for safe passage and progressive legislation around refugees and migrants making journeys across. We aim to fact find, document landings, act as legal observers, and provide immediate support to those making the crossing and recently arrived people.

The hostile narrative being created by the government and the media has sought to demonize vulnerable people crossing the Channel. We will work with other organisations to raise awareness of unlawful removals from the UK and any malpractice, violence or abuse which is observed. If you would like to contribute to our work, or you have skills that may aid us to scale up and run a permanently staffed service, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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1 March, 2022