Migration – Emigration – Fleeing

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Never before have so many people been forced to leave their homes. Millions are on the run and in search of a safe place to stay. They're trying to escape war and conflicts. In addition to that, there are those who are forced to flee because of ecological crises, poverty, exploitation and helplessness. While all media reports about countries debating the acceptance of refugees, they seem to neglect one of the largest refugee crises and migration movements of recent history.

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Forgotten and Recalled
My Parents' World

As the world is now gripped with the Syrian refugee crisis and debates rage on their acceptance in various countries in Europe, it may be the right time to look back into some of the biggest refugee crises and human migration in recent history. The debates centre mostly around the broader theme of what impact the refugees would have if they are allowed to settle in a particular society.