VIDEO: Migration under COVID19
Migration under COVID19
The devastating economic effects of the Coronavirus COVID-19 and the effects on jobs and the food situation in many countries have led to massive waves of migration through the borders between countries after the imposed quarantine was lifted, as many people who lost their jobs were forced to migrate in search of better conditions.
Meanwhile, migration operations witnessed a remarkable decline in the early days of the outbreak of the disease, as countries closed their borders and ports that connect them to other countries. Despite the closure of the borders, immigration rates did not fade to zero, but rather decreased significantly.
The European official indicated that the flow of irregular migrants to European countries decreased by 90 percent compared to the average times, as a result of the closure of ports and borders due to the pandemic.
Many analysts also expected a significant impact on immigration in the coming months and years as a result of the current conditions that came simultaneously with the virus as a result of the quarantine and closure measures imposed to stop the spread of the pandemic that led to the cancellation of jobs and businesses around the world, and is expected to make millions more and more of those under poverty line for migration.