MW48 : A summary history of immigration to Britain 1. Introduction 1.1 There have always been episodes of migration to Britain but, as this paper demonstrates, those episodes were small and demographically insignificant until the Second World War. A study of official census records from 1851 until the present shows that the number of people born abroad living in Britain was very small until the middle of the twentieth century and that the growth of this population between censuses was quite slow. Inside the World's 10 Largest Refugee Camps Today, there are more refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) than at any point since World War II. Driven from their homes by conflict, persecution, environmental calamity, or dire economic straits, these refugees—more than half of whom are children—have been deprived of their statehood, material possessions, and in many cases, their loved ones. They seek solace in purpose-built refugee camps and unplanned settlements, where they wait out their displacement, or attempt to begin life anew. Most of the world’s refugee camps were designed as temporary facilities. However, many have grown and developed into fully fledged cities, replete with vibrant economies, systems of governance, and civic institutions.
DGs - Migration and Home Affairs - What we do - Policies - European Agenda on Migration Why a new European Agenda on Migration? The EU’s external borders have increasingly been the scene of human tragedies to which the EU, together with its Member States, must take immediate action. At the same time, migration needs to be better managed in all its aspects; through this new Agenda, the EU aims at providing its Member States with tools to do so in the medium as well as long term. Migration management is a shared responsibility, not only among EU Member States, but also vis-à-vis non-EU countries of transit and origin of migrants. By combining both internal and external policies, the Agenda provides a new, comprehensive approach grounded in mutual trust and solidarity among EU Member States and institutions. The European Agenda on Migration
Silent blight in a countryside of empty homes and shut shops From the forested plains of northern Germany to the dusty hills of the Spain-Portugal border, from the agricultural heartlands of la France profonde to the subsistence farms of Greece and Slovakia, Europe is facing a silent blight: a steady, almost unremarked haemorrhage of people leaving the countryside and moving to the more prosperous cities. Even as Europe faces unprecedented external challenges with mass migration from the war zones of the Middle East and the poverty-stricken countries of north and west Africa, and even as the world’s population continues to expand inexorably, large parts of the EU face the opposite problem: the depopulation of rural areas. As young people depart, they leave villages of empty houses and shuttered shops, of closed schools and cafes, and a greying population. Fields carefully tended for centuries are left uncultivated and overgrown. Farms and outbuildings crumble from neglect. Europe has thus become a sort of demographic test-bed, Klingholz suggests.
International migration: a recent history There is considerable interest in the impact of migration on the UK population, economy and society. Part of a series of UK Perspectives providing an overview of key aspects of the nation over the last three decades, this article presents some key statistics on flows of long-term migrants into and out of the UK, and the impact of migration on the UK population. 1. UK net migration has been positive every year since 1994 Net migration is the difference between the number of long-term immigrants coming to the UK and the number of long-term emigrants leaving the UK, and contributes to population change. A long-term migrant is someone who changes their country of residence for at least 12 months.
Migration - Conseil de l'Europe Migration and migrants "According to archaeologists, almost all the people on the Earth are migrants, as humanity originated in Africa about 200,000 years ago and then spread all over the world – to Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. … Nowadays there are about 200 million migrants in the world, and the problems and opportunities related to migration are fiercely debated by politicians and ordinary people all over the globe. … We could name the 21st century ‘the age of migrants'." Boris Altner, journalist1 People move constantly in today's globalised world. Migration erodes traditional boundaries between cultures, ethnic groups and languages, and adds to diversity, cultural and economic richness.
Danida: Analyse af migration og flygtningebevægelser til Europa 2016/03 A cookie is a small text file, which is placed on your computer or other devices. It makes it possible for us to recognize your computer and gather information about which pages and functions are visited with your computer. Cookies contain only anonymous information. Cookies are used by most websites and are in many cases essential for the website to work properly. Cookies on this website Why Al Jazeera stopped using the word migrant (and we probably should too) In a post on Al Jazeera's website on Thursday, the news organisation said that it would no longer use the word 'migrant' to refer to people trying to cross the Mediterranean. "The word migrant has become a largely inaccurate umbrella term for this complex story," online editor Barry Malone wrote. The UN says that the majority of people drowning trying to get to Europe are escaping war and persecution in their home countries of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Eritrea and Somalia, and they should be recognised as valid candidates for asylum.
Migration Watch UK An asylum seeker is somebody who has submitted an application for asylum in another country because he or she fears persecution in the home country and is awaiting a decision. A refugee is someone who has been granted asylum. (Paragraph 3)The UK received around 40,000 applications for asylum in 2015, the highest number since 2004. (Paragraph 5).The average rate of grant in the last ten years (using cohort analysis data), including grants following appeal, is just over 50% (paragraph 9)Yet, of those denied asylum in the last ten years, just 40% were removed. (See also paragraph 9).
sans titre As long as you look on migration as a problem, as something to solve, you’re not going to get anywhere. You have to look at it as a human reality that’s as old as humankind. It’s mankind’s oldest poverty reduction strategy. As citizens, we have to find a way to manage it.William Lacy Swing, Director General International Organization for Migration (IOM), 2017 Most of the migrants from France between 1990 and 2017 went to Spain, followed by USA and United Kingdom. Asylum figures The national figures on asylum The Federal Office publishes data updated on a monthly basis concerning developments in the asylum applications filed in Germany, on the ten countries of origin with the highest number of applicants arriving, as well as on the decisions made by the Federal Office concerning the asylum applications, and statistical data on transfer requests that have been filed in the Dublin Procedure. The statistics also provide information on how the data have developed in comparison to previous years. In accordance with Article 4 of Regulation (EC) NO 862/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics on migration and international protection, the Federal Office is the national data supplier for the European Commission (Eurostat) in the field of asylum statistics. You will find links to the wording of the Regulation and to Eurostat’s online database in the right-hand column of the German-language version of this article.
After taking this picture, I cared more about the people than the image The boat came at dawn: a flimsy rubber raft made for four people but crammed with 12. Under the pressure of their weight, it lost air and water came in. It wouldn’t have been much longer before it sank. As on the previous two mornings, I had been waiting for migrants arriving on the Greek island of Kos from nearby Turkey. At about dawn, the boats started arriving.