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Why Do People Migrate? Facts

European University Institute via FutureLearn

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Learn the facts about why people migrate

Migration often makes headlines; it’s become a key issue of politicians worldwide. But what is the reality of migration? This course will introduce you to key challenges of irregular migration and asylum seeking worldwide. You’ll look at key cases from around the globe, including asylum seekers arriving in Europe via the Mediterranean and Syrian refugees in Turkey, Central American labour migration to the USA and the Rohingya refugee challenge in Southeast Asia.

This course is for anyone interested in learning about migration, you don’t need any past experience.

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Nick Dines

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Alathea A
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by Alathea completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I would probably give this course a higher rating if the title actually matched the content. As it is, it focusses mainly on a couple of high-profile refugee crises (Syrian and Rohingya refugees) and on the ways the EU and Australia seek to deal with people arriving at their borders, but says very little about why people migrate when they are not in immediate danger, apart from some general references to poverty. There is no serious examination of the countries people migrate from, demographics of migrants, what migrants expect and whether or not their expectations are met, almost nothing abou…
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