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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!

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

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the terms migrants, refugees and asylum are evolving due to the change of times, the various disasters and forced displacement. once a person feels they do not have freedom , live in fear or begin to distinguish the lack of access to basic necessities; they are forced to find means where they are lives are improved or where their economic status can improve. currently the civil wars in southern Europe are causing a rife in EU states. migrants instead of just being displaced to safer locations within their countries feel the need to cross the borders into neighboring states where their livelihoods are prone to change for the better. its now more than voluntary migration because their realize if they do not do that they can not take care of their families hence the need to migrate. instead seeking asylum will enable them to attain visas, documentation to work or protection from being evacuated back to their country.

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