Case Studies: International Migration Essay
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 …show more content…
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