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.
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Economic impact of refugees from Syrria for EU and Turkey


There are huge number of refugees coming from Syria due to civil war to Turkey and EU. Towards EU, it is due to illegal border crossings. Economic impact is worst if the EU countries like Germany fail to manage these refugees. There are challenges, threats and opportunities relates to refugees coming from Syria. For example, countries can benefit of the investments of the refugees. It is also possible that skilled people in the refugees cover the gaps countries facing due to lac of skilled labor. So it will create positive economic impact seems to be when the governments and refugees succeed to be in a normal flow of life.

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