2017 - Ledizioni
Out of Africa : why people migrate
- Includes bibliographical references.
- The EU is struggling to cope with the so-called “migration crisis” that has emerged over the past few years. Designing the right policies to address immigration requires a deep understanding of its root causes. Why do Africans decide to leave their home countries? While the dream of a better life in Europe is likely part of the explanation, one also needs to examine the prevailing living conditions in the large and heterogeneous sub-Saharan region. This Report investigates the actual role of political, economic, demographic and environmental drivers in current migration flows. It offers a comprehensive picture of major migration motives as well as of key trends. Attention is also devoted to the role of climate change in promoting migration and to intra-continental mobility (two-thirds of sub-Saharan migrant flows start and end within the region). Two country studies on Eritrea and Nigeria are also included to get a closer sense of local developments behind large-scale migration to Europe. [Publisher's text]
- On t.p.: ISPI.
In questo volume
- Between a Rock and a Hard Place : Why Africans Migrate
- Demystifying African Migration : Trends, Destinations and Returns
- Climate Change and Migration : Insights from the Sahel
- The Hidden Side of the Story : Intra-African Migration
- Fleeing Repression : Inside Eritrea
- Nigeria : Leaving Africa's Giant
- Conclusions : Policy Implications for the EU.
- The Authors