If you look at the map of the world Europe has a lot of connections. Do you know the game Risk ?? Europe is the continent with the most connections to go out but also go in.
Of course there must be a reason for it. If we go back in history. For example the time of the kolonisation. The moment in which the western civilization did perform a longlasting “pillage” over the African continent. Gained its riches and prosperity largely from it.
How would your ancestors have reacted if they had to face that faith. If for example gold , silver , diamonds , family and even your children would have been taken and sold for the wealth and a luxury life of another world.
The African continent has been kept poor and suppressed. Yes there is some development. But that development can hardly keep up with the growth of the people there. But there is aid?? To be honest. A lot is in only words. It goes mostly to the companies from western civilization and their people. The ngo’s , despite their intentions , organize it in such a way that the tasks and responsibilities which should lie with the government and people of that country are with them. It is their business model and they would like to live from it and earn as well.
The IMF and other financial institutions are giving loans to the countries. But they are asking in return respecting of free world trade and no raising of barriers. It is a thought from the neo-liberal western world which creates prosperity according them. They forget to tell that they make and have boundaries and also subsidize their own sectors. Their local markets are protected. Worse even as their production is kept artificially cheap. So cheap that for the African countries it is cheaper to buy abroad than let it locally produce by for example the local farmers. In this way you create even more poverty and dependance. Probably deliberately.
For the people there will not be much other possibilities than to find a better life else where. They don’t have guarantees in life and than it is better to have more children. One of them might do it fine. It will make the growth of the population more rapidly and higher. In time it will go to 4 billion people.
If they are not capable of creating a reasonable existance and life on their own continent they will seek other possibilities. Where?? I would know. Justified?? Surely. If they do not help to solve the problems in a good way and play it fair. Do they want to?? Do not really think so. Leaving family behind is never nice. Guarantees are not given. Dangers are numerous as the western world protects its borders.
Do ask myselve what is going to happen if not thousands or ten-thousands but hundred-thousand or millions of refugees will stand before our borders. It is a question of time. But it will not be long.
Are there solutions?? Yes , but the current world did not make good steps in that direction. They are doing the wrong thing. Again and again.
Are we going to make our social obligations happen in a wise manner?? It it is up to me. Yes !!