Religious Persecution


In Germany and other countries, Jews were persecuted for their religion by people know as the Nazis. Many Jews fled the country of Germany, but many Jews were killed because of what they believed.

The Jews migrated to many surrounding countries such as the United Kingdom and Poland while other Jew migrated to the United States and Canada.

Ethnic Persecution


In 1987 Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons to try an remove the Kurds from their village. They rained down bombs from the sky killing 5,000 Kurdish people.

Many of the Kurds have migrated to Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria.

Environmental Factors


The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake that caused a the death toll between 46,000 and 85,000 and put the number of displaced persons at 895,000. The environment was greatly affected by the impact of the earthquake.

Because of the destruction caused by the earthquake, many people left the country and went to other places such as the United States, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic.

Economic Motives


Thousands of Mexicans that lived in Mexico have migrated to other countries, including the United States looking for a better life. There is less job opportunities in Mexico and many other countries have higher wages.

Political Factors


To escape control from the communistic Cuban government, many Cubans have migrated to surrounding countries to escape the unfair government. Some of the countries they have migrated to include the United States and Puerto Rico.

Forced Mirgation


The Sudan Liberation Army and Justice and Equality Movement began attacking government targets in early 2003, accusing Khartoum of oppressing black Africans in favor of Arabs. Because of this conflict, 2.7 million people have fled their homes and migrated to surrounding countries including Chad and Ethiopia.