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№99: Newest Wave of Middle Eastern Emigration to Africa
№99: Newest Wave of Middle Eastern Emigration to Africa

Author(s): Jędrzej Czerep
Contributor(s): Sławomir Dębski (Editor), Patrycja Sasnal (Editor), Wojciech Lorenz (Editor)
Subject(s): Politics, International relations/trade, Migration Studies, Asylum, Refugees, Migration as Policy-fields
Published by: PISM Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Africa; emigration; newest wave;
Summary/Abstract: The post-2019 economic crisis in Lebanon has accelerated emigration to several Sub-Saharan African states, particularly Côte d'Ivoire. The popularity of African destinations is prompted by the relative ease of access, established diaspora centres, and growing demand in numerous trades. The Lebanese add to the Syrian and Yemeni refugees, many of whom have settled on the Horn of Africa permanently, in the newest episode of Middle Eastern emigration to the continent. It has generated positive effects on local economies, although it adds to fears of extending the fallout of Middle Eastern conflicts onto host countries. The EU could apply some of the policies developed by the African states towards the Syrians or Yemenis in its direct neighbourhood.

  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English