Barriers Of Migration

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Contrary to popular belief, migrants are not diseased people; however, the actual process of migrating, depending on the conditions encountered, makes migrants particularly susceptible to physical, environmental, social and psychological problems.5 In short, the migration process makes migrants and refugees vulnerable. Infectious and communicable diseases may spread in conditions where health hygiene and sanitation are poor. Likewise, the incidence of non-communicable diseases may be distributed inequitably due to the stresses of migration and the lack of access to the necessary medical services both in the countries of origin and the receiving states. Psychosocial illnesses like anxiety and depression from traumatic experiences, for example war, may lead to migrants having problems with substance abuse. To further compound their quandaries, migrants and refugees face stark differences in cultures, racism and language barriers, which are all barricades to their integration into the receiving societies.6

The European refugee crisis, was so coined because of the …show more content…

Of equal importance is the manner in which we house migrants and refugees. It is crucial that these places are protected from the elements of nature, like the hot and/ or cold temperatures, and have proper sanitation, cleaning and ventilation. Furthermore, we must continue to ensure that avenues to integrate these groups of people into either education or employment exist, because without either of those two, turning to crime or illicit activities is only a matter of time. Similarly, it is important to educate native populations about the dangers of prejudice and to encourage them to be more empathetic towards others who really had no other choice, but to run from their

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