African Migrants to Europe - Payback Time?

While most Africans fleeing repression or seeking opportunity go to another African country, the large outlfow to Europe is likely to grow larger, Economic Commission for Africa Executive Secretary Carlos Lopes warns in his latest blog. With Africa experiencing rapid population growth and an explosion in youth unemployment, the result will likely be "a much bigger flow of young Africans looking for opportunities in an ageing Europe."

  • Africa:   African Migrants: Payback Time?

    UNECA, 31 August 2015

    Since the beginning of this year a relentless flow of images from the Italian island of Lampedusa, the city of Calais where the Eurotunnel starts, Bodrum in Turkey, the eastern… Read more »

Rescued migrants sleep after being plucked from a boat off the coast of Italy in summer 2014. Most boat arrivals in 2014 were asylum seekers from Syria, Eritrea and elsewhere.


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