Study: Civil unrest, COVID-19 could trigger mass migration

Study: Civil unrest, COVID-19 could trigger mass migration
In Mexico, Oct 2018. CBC video

[Ed. – “Mass-er” than the last decade?  That would take some doing.  Maybe saying it would increase the mass migration already underway would be more accurate.]

Much of the world’s population has spent what’s felt like an eternity inside their homes these past few months. When the lockdown ends, however, one new study says that may change in a big and permanent way.

Researchers from the University of Sydney suggest COVID-19 may be the latest global event which could trigger millions of people relocating around the world. The study says their scientific model shows mass migration is commonly triggered by epidemics, civil unrest, and wars. …

The authors point to significant, world-changing events as a major cause for people seeking to find a safer and more stable place to live, either temporarily or permanently. The study notes that the largest migration in Europe’s history took place at the end of World War II.

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