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!

Refugee-Migrant or Both


Based on the Genève Convention, A Refugee is someone who leave his country to move to another and is in need of protection, sometimes the application may be successful or rejected. When it is successful they allow you the opportunity to be Refugee at the same time, when you are rejected, they may ask you to leave or to force you to leave the country. Here is the process, When you leave you leave your country for any reason it can be, you are the Asylum-seeker and when application is success, automatically you become Refugee. Migrant is when someone leaves a country to another and eist as well Irregular Migrant and Economic Migrant.
Irregular Migrant is when you stay without Proper Document and you and looking for appointment with no document. And in case of Economic Migrant, people may decide to leave the country voluntary with their families, have new prospect and a new life.

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