Canary Islands Migration

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Starter

Watch this video clip to get some background about the migration situation in the Canary Islands.

  • Where are the migrants coming from?
  • Where are they going?
  • Why have they left their homes?
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Activities

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Migrations to the Canary Islands from Western Africa case study

Migrations to the Canary Islands from Western Africa Case Study
Locations

Geographical situation

Key migrant routes from Africa to Europe
  1. Describe the geographical location of the Canary Islands. [4 Marks]
  2. From which countries are people migrating to the Canary Islands? [4 Marks]
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BBC News - Small islands' migration drama [7 September 2006]

  1. Read the news article ‘Small Islands' Migration Drama’. List as many push factors as possible for why the immigrants leave their source countries.
  2. List as many pull factors as possible for why the immigrants head for the Canary Islands.
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BBC News - In pictures: Reaction in Tenerife to influx of migrants

  1. Read the options presented in: BBC - In Pictures: Reaction In Tenerife to Influx of Migrants. Copy two options that support the immigrants’ plight and two options that are unsupportive of the immigrants’ plight.
European Union
  1. Looking that the map of the European Union (above). Which other locations in the EU do you think suffer from a similar situation than the Canary Islands?
Review

Review

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