Why Do People Migrate? Part 1: Facts

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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!

Migration crisis in South east europe


The migrants, assylum and the refugees streaming to Europe from Africa, Middle East and South Asia somehow impacted the debt crisis and become great challenge from the leaders and policy law makers. The International Organization calls Europe the most dangerous destination for irregular migration in the world and the Mediterranean the most dangerous border crossing. Despite the escalating human toll the EU collective response to its current migrant influx had been ad hoc and critic charge more focused on securing the blocs border than on protecting the rights of migrants and refugees. With the Nationalist Parties ascendants in many members state and concerns about the Islamic terrorism looming large across the continent and it remains unclear if the bloc or its member states are capable of implementing lasting assylum and immigration reform.

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