Push-pull factors.

By Matt Dorrity (1st period)

Religious persecution

China is facing lots of religious persecution of Christians. Some Christians in China want to migrate away because they are treated harshly for holding church-like meetings and also for owning bibles. The Christians migrate to surrounding countries such as the Philippians, Japan, Indonesian areas, The Middle East, and Russia to escape the persecution so they can live in religious freedom


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Ethnic persecution

Afghanistan is a country in the Middle East facing some ethnic persecution. Since the events on 9/11, Muslim terrorists have killed some people of the Hazara community in the southwestern Pakistani and Afghan areas. Now those people have fled to far parts of Afghanistan and the Middle East and some as far as Australia to seek safety from being ethnically persecuted for how they live.


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Environmental factors.

The Philippians is a country which has some environmental factors affecting how people live. The country is home to a warm climate, volcanoes, plenty of water bodies, and storms. Namely, Typhoons and tsunamis can repeatedly affect the Philippians and its people. This is why some people migrate over to inland Asia countries or as far as Australia and The Americas for better environments, better weather factors, and sometimes better living opportunities.


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Economic motives.

England is a country with economic motives for people to migrate to it. There are many job opportunities lying around the urban area of London and there is also land for manufacturing and farming. People from Other European countries such as France and Germany migrate over to England for better jobs and better economic opportunities. England offers a stable government as well as great jobs and overall, that economically motivates people to move there.


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Political factors.

Irag is one example of a country facing migrations due to political factors. One major factor is the War in Irag and how the United Nations is treating Iraq. This had led to massive instability. War is a major push factor for people and that is why plenty of Iraqi citizens have fled to surrounding middle eastern countries such as Syria, Jordan, and Eygpt.


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Forced migration

Somalia is one country facing forced migration issues, not only with clan conflicts, but also with destruction related to weather problems. The clan warfare leads to deaths and damage to people's lives and houses. Recently, People of Somalia have been forced to migrate to other parts of Somalia or into other countries such as Kenya due to these warfares as well as weather problems.


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Major Migration Routes

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