Why Do People Migrate? Part 1: Facts

09 Mar 2016, 03:11 AM
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`Start by reading this article and discuss in your journal how current official definitions of "migrants", "refugees" and "asylum seekers" are challenged by the on-going migration crisis at the South-East borders of Europe.

You can also see Unit 2.1 for more information about irregular migration in Mediterranean region, Unit 2.2 about EU norms on asylum seeking, and Unit 2.3 on the case of Syrian refugees.

Don't forget to have a look to what others have done in their journals!

Words Matter


After reading the assigned article, I am amazed at how uninformed our politicians and TV journalists are. They seem to use the words, migrants, asylum seeks, refugees, etc interchangeably. Why hasn't someone suggested to these people, who we depend on for information, that they should take this course. These people fleeing really terrible situation in their own countries have enough problems when out of lack of knowledge the general public lump them all together.

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