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I will like to start by saying that excerpt you are part of a tiny group of people in Africa, and your generation has never migrated since the hundreds of thousands of human presences on earth, you are a migrant. Let me rephrase that, in case you didn’t hear me clearly enough. We are all migrants; it’s only a question of who comes first. So do away with the negative mindset against human migration, if that is how you have been feeling about this often over-debated argument, “immigration”.
To this effect, we have already created a series of videos to celebrate men and who in the long journey of human migration have created the vibrant societies as we have them today. In that video series which you can find on our YouTube channel playlist as A-classes Motivational Monday, we are not only showing that these individuals have been migrants, but how they have transformed the countries they migrated to, in different walks of life – from engineering to science and technology, in politics, in industries, in economy, you name it. And this is true, whether you are talking of European counties, the Middle East, Asia or Africa. In the most part, our society have and always be shaped by immigration and the influences from the outside. That is just the way it is; the way we function as human beings.
With that out of the way, let’s consider the Facts about Immigrant presences in Europe.
- The Western European country with the largest immigrant population is Germany with 2017 UN estimate of 12 million immigrants or 14% of the total population of 82 million people.
- The second-largest immigrant population in Western Europe is in The United Kingdom. In 2018, reported “The Migration Observatory”, the people born outside the UK made up an estimate of 9.3 million or 14% of the total UK population. And 39% of that number, said the report, were born within the European Union.
- France is home to probably the third Western Europe’s largest immigrant population with 6.5 million or 9% of the country’s total population.
- Other western European countries with a significantly high percentage of immigrants are Italy, with about 5 million immigrants or less than 10% of its total population, Spain, 12% and Switzerland with some 24.9% of its population as immigrants.
It needs to be clarified that about a third of all immigrants in Germany, Britain and France are from within the countries of European Union or if you prefer, an internal European migration.
And as for the non European migrants, The UK and France both have a high level of immigration coming from the territories they previously controlled during colonialism. For this reason, a good percentage of UK immigrants are from such countries as India, Pakistan, some countries in Africa and the West Indies, whereas the majority of French migrants are from North Africa.
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Obehi Ewanfoh – Writer and online instructor to help migrants improve themselves.