Causes Of The European Migration

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Europe is getting flooded with people from different continents. It is becoming a problem because most of these people are coming over illegally and Europe doesn’t have the space for all of these people. So, where are these people coming from, why are they coming, and what caused them to all come at the same time? Most of the people coming into Europe are coming from Syria. There are a number of reasons why these people are coming, the main reason being the war in Syria. This war is making it very dangerous for civilians to live there, so they originally fled to a nearby country hoping that once the war ended they’d be able to move back. However, the war has been going on for so long that most of the Syrians are giving up hope and trying …show more content…
The number of migrants coming from Africa to Italy last year was near 64,000 people (Sieff). It has become very easy to get into Italy from Gambia because of the fighting in Libya, this fighting has distracted Italy and they left their borders unguarded. Most people are forced to keep their plans of leaving a secret until they leave in case of someone telling the Gambian government. If the government finds out that people are planning on leaving, they will arrest those people. Some people won’t even tell their family that they are leaving, they will continue their normal routine until one day they just leave and never come back. Most of the people leaving Gambia for Italy know what the risks are. They know that probability says they will die before making to Italy, but they continue to try and make it because they will risk their lives for a better life. It took one guy three years to earn enough money to be able to travel to Italy ($500). There is a huge wealth gap between the poor and the rich, and it all was decided by one factor: If you had a relative in Europe, you were rich; if not, then you were poor. The only people in Gambia that were making enough money were the ones that were close to the president, those that weren’t close to the president made at most $100 a month. There is a sign in Gambia that hurts people to look at it, it reads: “Grow what you eat and eat …show more content…
Kosovo is located south of Serbia, and is across the Adriatic Sea from Italy. Nearly all of the people leaving Kosovo is because of poverty and lack of jobs. Six in ten of Kosovo’s young adults cannot find a job. A cafe that used to be open every day is now rarely open because most of the people in that area can’t even afford the 50 cent coffee, and when they are open, they make one pot of coffee last a whole day. Even some people who are working with the government in Kosovo are planning on leaving because they know that they have much more potential than what they have available to them. Kosovo is referred to as a prison, “In any prison, if you found an open window you 'd escape - just to see something else and experience freedom,” even if there is nothing else, they just want to get away for a chance at a better life. It is harder for Kosovans to get into other countries because most of Europe is declining any asylum applications from Kosovans since Kosovo is now considered “safe.” Even if they can’t find a job, there is no threat there so most European countries won’t do anything to help. Most of the Kosovans are getting sent back to Kosovo, so their government is now telling them to stay because it is not worth trying to go to Europe; and they need to make a difference in their own country to create jobs. There are people in Kosovo like Ardita Gjergieku, who are leaving Kosovo

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