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The stories of migrants

Movement of people shapes the world we live in today

 

What is migration?

Why do people migrate?

What are the causes and effects of migration?

Facts about migration

Did you know that 1 out of every 33 persons in the world moves from their country of birth to another country to live? (Infographic) Today, there are about 232 million migrants in the world.

More people move from one city to another as compared to moving from one country to another. For every person who moves from one country to another, there are four people moving from one city to another in the same country! This is called internal migration.

Migration

International Organization for Migration

10 massive migrations

Overview of migration

Why people migrate

Push and pull factors

Books in your library

Definition of terms

 
Find definitions for the following key terms: 

Immigration

Emigration

Immigrate
Emigrate

Push Factor

Pull Factor
Internal migration
External migration

Asylum seeker

Forced Migration

Country of Origin

Diversity

Brain Drain

Remittance

Refugee

Seasonal Migration

You can use these terms as keywords when searching our databases for more information on migration.

 

Impact of migration

Impact on Destination

 

Advantages

  • Cheap labor

  • Skilled labor

  • Cultural Diversity

 

Disadvantages

  • Employment

  • Discrimination

  • Pressure on infrastructure

  • Loss of culture and traditions

  • Disease

 

Impact on Home Country

 

Advantages

  • Remittances (money sent home)

  • Knowledge and skill flow: short-term migration can bring innovative ideas back to the home country.

 

Disadvantages

  • Loss of skilled labor: Brain drain

  • Population decrease can have an impact on the economy

  • Family

With thanks

Works Cited

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