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Why Do People Migrate? Part 1: Facts

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Read this article and share your views with colleagues. Is the Australian "Pacific solution" against human rights? What do you think of Nauru and the other "prison islands"?

As always, you can share your view by writing in your own journal, but also commenting on what others have written.

Nauru and Australia

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The article about Nauru and Australia seems to me quite small compared to the millions coming to Europe, but seeing the personal stories makes it so close to here. A friend of mine, Mohammed, is here from Afghanistan and many evenings we spoke about the situation there. We discussed if it is reasonable to calculate in they might return to their origin countries again. What the situation is like there, war, troubles, are there political problems. Most refugees say after 3 years they are so settled down, it is not reasonable for them any longer to go somewhere else again. They have learned the language, habits, they have adopted and improved themselves, they would not go back to the back drafted culture there. For a visit maybe, but not for staying there, unless teaching modern society.
I can understand, why they say, let the some hundred refugees here, we can compensate this.
It is from the anthropological side a natural development, especially happening in Australia quite often. View also (www.edx.org Anthropology course from Australia).

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