UK minister: 200 migrant children are missing

STORY: Jenrick said there had been over four hundred occurrences of missing children of which 200 were still not accounted for.

Jenrick said that 88% of the missing children were Albanian.

Surging numbers of migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats has seen the government turn to using hotels to help accommodate asylum seekers, which have been blasted by opposition lawmakers as unfit to keep children safe.

The number of people arriving in England across the Channel has doubled over the last two years and has become a major political issue for the Conservative government.

Britain announced measures in December to prevent migrants who crossed the English Channel from remaining in the country, with Sunak outlining a series of strategies for dealing with illegal immigration.