Economic migration

Migrants and not refugees

The 19. of september I wrote an article about migration and refugees (article). As the news have uncovered recently, most that moves in Europe these days are migrating and is not searching shelter from War. We also know that UNHCR lack 40% of their founding’s to help refugees, and have to cut on desperately needed food and medicine in their already existing refugee camps around the world, making people in great suffering get even less help and care. Knowing that most of the people on the move is migrants, partly hiding among refugees we might start to think.

A customer (R) waits to collect money at the Juba Express money transfer company in Mogadishu on February 12, 2015. The US-based Merchants Bank of California has said it will halt its services to money transfer companies in Somalia, a decision aid groups say would stop up to 80 percent of the $200 million sent annually by relatives in the United States from reaching Somalia. With no formal banking system in the impoverished Horn of Africa nation, diaspora Somalis across the world turn to money transfer services to send money back home support their families, sending some $1.3 billion (1.1 billion euros) each year. Banks have become increasingly reluctant to keep them as customers as regulators crack down on money laundering and the funding of terrorism. AFP Photo/Mohamed Abdiwahab        (Photo credit should read Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)

The new Child labor

Everybody needs a fair chance in life, and everybody have the right for help and care they need. Today we know that people under false flag moves to other countries to begin a new and perhaps life, through pretending to be in need of an urgent help, with death hanging over them in their home country. This people take the space from people that really is in need and that really have an urge for help. Again we know as a fact that most refugees today are migrants; male migrants in the age of 18 to 35 years. They come from poor families and have exactly sufficient money to move out from their poverty to a better world. Many of these young men have been sent from their families to send money back to them. Perhaps these young men actually need protection from their own family? Sweden has received more than 16.500 single children. Many of these sent by their parents from a relatively calm poor country to generate money and to send money back to them. In a way a child abuse of dimensions. Well, at the same time we need to remember that most is not really small children, but mere young men. They are not really the traditional refugees we know from the photos of starving Afrikan children., but the money to care for them come from the same account. Remember that UNHCR lack money.


Money where it costs most

Most children you find are migrants in a rich country. In the refugee camps in poorer countries like for example Pakistan we do not find any migrants; here it is only refugees, many refugees. Today we count about 2.500.000 Afghanistan’s in Pakistan camps. It is very expensive to pay for so many persons for Pakistan. That is why UNHCR share ¼ of the costs; this is approximately the same as Sweden use on 300 refugee/ migrant children today. The costs on the refugee/ migrant children in Sweden only would have been sufficient to pay for ALL UNHCR work in the world. If all the humanitarian money had been channeled directly to for example UNHCR to develop a sustainable care for all we would avoid todays problem. Independent of origin and reason UNHCR could have created a proper system to manage people in need. We would put an end to parents sending their children to rich countries and the most needed would get a better care. Remember that most of the humanitarian costs in the World today are on people that really do not need help.


Economic refugees and economic migrants

The ironically here are the more we help the people with no or little real need, the more people of no need will come, and at the same time people that really is in need will get less! The classical push and pull mechanism of aid; the better aid the more people want it. While the weak, small children, women and elders starve in refugee camps in the third world we use our money to help people of no real need in our own country. The young men come from poor countries; often not haunted with war but by a chronically lack of money and well paid work. These young men leave their land searching for a better life or they are sent by their parents to generate deeply needed money. Perhaps they aren’t migrants after all; perhaps they simply are economic refugees. Some run from bombs, bullets and starvation, while others have close to nothing – so they run from nothing to something. They might survive where they are, but never progress under the current situation. Leaving their lands they are economic refugees. No country accepts this refugee group of today. Of today we only accept refugees of war and people facing prosecution, and soon also climatic refugees. Economic refugees are not considered, yet. Many of the people that come have something. Making them more econimic migrants than econimic refugees. Want we see are simply economic migration.




The Humanitarian Backlash

We are pre-programmed to help others, and the closer we have to help the more we help. Sometimes we tend to forget people that live far away, and also people that we see to often (as we might put it). Humans are possible good in nature, but with a terrible bad memory and intensely shortsighted. When we aren’t prepared we tend to overdo and lose control; we lose control big time. Today we find the refugee/ migrant issue out of control and blown out of proportions. We wanted it so well, but we failed. The money we used normally on other aid and humanitarian projects are getting rapidly restricted. People without any real need get close to everything, while people in deep need get even less than the little they got before.

Millions of people might prepare themselves for a new life in European countries. The world rapidly gets more and more instable.  It is estimated that for example the population in Africa alone will increase with 3 billion persons the next 80 years or so. If we also take in consideration that this is people that today is so poor that they cannot even dream about leaving the desert or jungle where they live today for another life. With the globalization of today, internet and the slowly increasing salaries we are just a few years from the day that they have sufficient money and interest to search happiness another place; that day will come! Investigation have shown that 40% of the people in poor areas want to leave permanent! The world is on the break of change.


Money runs out and culture changes

To pay humanitarian work costs a lot. Money is not invented, it have to be taken from some place. Other areas that often have characterized and even defined rich countries have to be built down to be able to build up others. A new social structure and fundament will emerge as a result of this inevitable change. Some countries will manage better than others, or perhaps longer than others is a better way to put it. The bank accounts will become empty sooner or later. But the worse is yet to come. The climatic changes in the world are closer than ever. Soon they will hit us like a tsunami. Then climatic refugees and climatic migration set in. Our economic refugees and economical migration are just a simple taste of what are about to come. As we all understand money is always an important theme. Money can only be used one time and if we need to pay more we need to get more money. Rich people might donate all their money, but they can only donate once. What happened after their wallet is empty?

We need to be 100% honest and put all the cards on the table; good and bad. Today, most people are economic migrants, not even economic refugees. We have to decide if they got a right to enter our rich society. If so, our society are bound to change dramatically. Millions or billions are waiting to follow in their footsteps. Real migrants are treated different from economic migrants today, or as some would like to put it: «discriminated» becous they do not cry high enough.

Humans care for other humans, and while helping others we need to protect our self from dramatic changes in our society. Perhaps we should start to think about using our humanitarian money where they last longer and is valued more. To improve refugee camps in Pakistan and to build similar camps where needed might be a good beginning. Local humanitarian aid is perhaps a better solution than to wait for them to cross the Mediterranean ocean in small death infested boats; a fair treatment of all humans without putting their life on stake. Refugees deserve help no matter economic possibilities and conditions. Migrants need to follow the current migratory system that is close to universal for all countries. False flag refugees need to be treated as what they are «a fraud», and to be sent back to their country with the first possible airplane. Never forget what makes human humans are our ability to empathy. …and YES it is not easy.


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