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!



so far, I did not think that the difference in violence experience between migrants from west african countries and asylum seekers from, e.g. Eritrea or Syria, was estimated by researchers as this insignificant.
I want to memorize the term "forced migrant" and be more mindful when using the terms.
It is interesting (in a sad sense) that anti-asylum-groups use the blurriness in the terminology to further their goals. Couldn't it alsow work the other way round? To demand asylum for forced migrants, for example?

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