One in Three North Africans Want to Migrate Permanently, Number Rising


The proportion of North Africans who want to permanently migrate has reached a record high, with almost half of young people wanting to move country if they get the chance.

Just under one in three (32 per cent) of 5,030 North African respondents to the Gallup World poll for 2017 said they would like to move abroad — a figure up from 28 per cent the previous year.

The desire to migrate was found to be strongest among younger North Africans, with the proportion of 15- to 29-year-olds jumping from 40 per cent in 2016 to 46 per cent the following year.

Almost a third (30 per cent) of people in the 30 to 49 age bracket said they would like to permanently migrate, rising from 24 per cent of those interviewed in 2016 by the pollster, which surveyed people living in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.

The most desired destination for North Africans who said they would like to migrate permanently was France, with the number who named the EU country rising to 19 per cent from 13 per cent the previous year.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were in second and third place in desired destinations, respectively, but Gallup noted that the two countries “are more popular among potential migrants from Egypt than among those from other North African states, who are substantially more focused on Europe”.

At the beginning of 2018, the Open Society European Policy Institute predicted a number of geopolitical changes would take place in North Africa this year which would enable many more migrants to travel to Europe.

Perhaps ominously, given claims of activists working on behalf of globalist billionaire George Soros bragging about their role in toppling governments, the institute’s Giulia Lagana described several scenarios which would see almost every EU frontier crumble.

Last month, Breitbart London reported on research by Pew which found that up to two-thirds of the 1.1 billion-strong population of sub-Saharan Africa want to migrate.

Despite the insistence of NGOs that migration from the third world is driven entirely by ‘push’ factors such as terrorism, persecution, and poverty, researchers found the desire to emulate friends and relatives who had moved illegally to Europe was behind the ambitions of many Africans seeking to move, a number of whom told Die Welt: “We do everything we can to go to paradise.”


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