…migration is a function of conflict (i.e. discomforts, disagreements, tensions, dislikes, clashes, armed clashes, wars, etc.) or in other words, people do not move when they are comfortable and happy with, contempt with what they what they have and where they reside. … Continue readingDefining migration: human mobility, movers, migrants, refugees, asylum seekers
Displaced people balance conflicts and insecurities at places of origin and of destination. Once you are on the move, migration, return or remigration is always on the menu. Syrians moved to Turkey fleeing the Assad regime. Now for many they are trying to reach Europe and avoid the insecurities of Turkey (lack of refugee status, volatile political system, tough labour market, to name a few). What awaits them in Europe is bleak and includes the rise of right wing parties across the continent and strong anti-immigration sentiment. The Brexit referendum in the UK was dominated by hatred against immigrants, for instance. … Continue readingIs the world not a safe place anymore?