There are only a few reasons why one may want to leave their country for another:
- Bad and injurious politics.
- A lack of jobs.
- A loathe for one’s own country
- Poor healthcare and education.
If at all governments, NGOs, citizens and everybody at large can notice the above 5 reasons, then, we as a society can minimize instances of the creation of refugees and illegal immigrations.
Most of the time, it is the global south that heads north in search for greener pastures. These so called “greener pastures” are employment, pleasurable lifestyles and education. So, now that we have realized what makes people not love their countries, we can work towards improving these and giving immigrants a reason to love their countries.
Refugees are not always leaving their countries for the same reasons that immigrants do. They could have shifted due to:
- Bad politics that gets lethal.
- Civil wars.
- A lack of resolution to regional conflict.
Therefore, in this, governments have duties to ensure that they are the fore bearers of peace, unity and communication that promises prosperity. They are not alone in this bit should be aided by the NGOs, schools, churches and all of us citizens of the world.
“You owe me peace. I owe you the continuation of that peace”.Alfred Yambo.
We are all responsible for the creation of refugees and illegal immigrants through our failures to create jobs, foster peace, champion better governments and offer opportunities for people to have better lifestyles. We must therefore allow each other to grow, encourage each other to live and most of all, encourage each other to be happier in their environments.
We can put an end to the refugee status and illegal immigration if we choose to do what we can to make society a better place for all.