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Flashcards in 2015 migrant crisis Deck (8):
1

important facts and figures

happened in spring/ summer 2015
600,000 migrants entered the UK

2

what are the reasons for migration?

conflict = push factor
unstable governements

3

where were migrants carrying from?

syria
iraq
afganistan
northern and sub-saharan african countries

4

why does the Uk attract migrants?

the chances of gaining employment in the UK is larger as they have learnt to speak english

5

migration push factors?

war
poverty
hunger
environmental or natural disasters
political instability
discrimination
economic depression

6

migration pull factors?

employment opportunities
political and religious freedom
study/academic opportunities
family members
quality of life

7

impact of migration on health

migrants drowned and died
illnesses spread in camps
the UN were not prepared enough

8

impacts of migration on the environment

1 million fled to lebanon - 1/4 of pop now refugees
UN refugee camps
1 million syrian refugees in Turkey