Crossing the English Channel by small boat is now the most-used technique for migrants to use to strive to enter the UK to search asylum.
More than 12,500 folks have already made the harmful journey this year, surpassing the whole for the complete of 2020. Over half of these making an attempt to cross this fashion come from Iran.
The BBC spent a year in Calais, following one Iranian migrant – Alex – as he tries to cross with a smuggler. But will he succeed?
Film by Julien Goudichaud, Parham Ghobadi and Daisy Walsh