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The Migration Millennium

WORLD ISSUES | Documentary (30 Min.)

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Increasing numbers of people all over the world are leaving their homes to build their lives in a different place. At least 150 million people worldwide are living as migrants in a country that is not their nation of origin, but many more are leaving behind all that is dear to them for a destination within their home country. The reasons are just as diverse as the ways and means: from labor migration and joining other family members, to escape from persecution and war. While some are only away for a short time, others know they will be relocating for several years, perhaps even for the rest of their lives. Most nations only welcome highly-qualified economic migrants. In our globalized world, more and more people are on the move. And they are having an increasing influence on political, societal and economic processes in both their nations of origin and their destination regions. The Migration Millennium highlights the difficulties and the consequences of flight and migration movements – but also the opportunities they present to our global community.