Canary Islands Migration
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?
Migrations to the Canary Islands from Western Africa case study
- Describe the geographical location of the Canary Islands. [4 Marks]
- From which countries are people migrating to the Canary Islands? [4 Marks]
BBC News - Small islands' migration drama [7 September 2006]
- Read the news article ‘Small Islands' Migration Drama’. List as many push factors as possible for why the immigrants leave their source countries.
- List as many pull factors as possible for why the immigrants head for the Canary Islands.
- 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.
- 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?
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