Why Do People Migrate? Part 1: Facts

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This article from The Economist puts the finger on the painful question of the "economic cost" of hosting refugees.
Read the article and comment on the European experiences in this respect in your journal.
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Costs and Concerns of migrants refugees


There are many costs associated with migrants and refugees. There are costs for basic needs like food, shelter, healthcare, as well as transport costs, legal and administrative and security costs. Because of the costs, in a tight fiscal climate there is hesitation among many to permit and provide for refugees, as well as for migrants - regular or irregular.

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