What Causes Migrations?


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Migrations are caused by poverty, armed conflicts, economic hardships, political unrests and social persecution. The 2015 Syrian migration is due to the civil war taking place in the country. These migrants are fleeing the region to escape death and destruction.

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Mass migration was facilitated by globalization, which made movement through different channels faster and safer. People often migrate in order to seek better lives for their families in different locations. During wartime, afflicted countries are very unsafe for their citizens, hence they leave. Social persecution also causes migration and is usually spurred by religious or racial differences. Socially marginalized groups feel very unsafe and are forced to relocate to regions worth better living conditions.

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