Case Studies: International Migration Essay

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This international migration occurred between 1948 and 1970s. West Indies consists of around 20 islands. Near half million people left their homes in the Caribbean to live in Britain.

Decolonisation between the 1922 to 1975 led to many of England's colonies becoming independent. This led to many people from the ex-colonies such as the West Indies coming over to Britain in search of a better eduction, lifestyle and jobs, as their was high unemployment at home. The end of the second world war, the government was in needed of recruiting workers from the Caribbean to managed the shortages of labour in some British industries. The arrival of the ship the Windrush was the start of the migration in 1948. By 1955 18,000 Jamaican came to live
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The affect of the migration on the UK were that it gave a more diverse cultural. Many of the migrants filled the gap in the unskilled labour sector, which helped the country economically. The affects of the migration on the migrants were that some people faced social isolation such as discrimination. Also many faced the poorest housing properties. Many were also forced to take poorly paid job as they lack skills.

The impact that the migration had on the West Indies, were that employment opportunities as the population of countries was reduced. Many people transferred money back home from Britain. A negative impact was that some people that have returned back have become victims of crime, due to their wealth. The countries lose human resources that can influence the countries development.

Forced migration: Rwandans

Rwanda is a land locked country located in central Africa. It is bordered on the east by the Democratic Republic the Congo, on the north by Uganda; on the west by Tanzania; and on the south by Burundi. Half of Rwanda's population 4.5 million people were forced to migrate. Reasons for this migration was that there was a civil conflict between 1990 and 1992. Furthermore drought caused rural to urban migration. There also was political violence and ethnic tension. Also the lack of land, and the increasing population caused resentment in Rwanda societies.

Push factors that caused

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