Are you ready? For context, the EU has about 512.6 million people (2019), Western Europe has 397.5 Millionen inhabitants (2009)
“Millions of Africans are contemplating to leave their home countries. One out of four of the potential migrants want to move to Europe. This leads to problems – in the countries of arrival as well as in the countries of departure.
It is primarily economic reasons that make a considerable number of citizens in most African nations contemplate emigration. According to the research network Afrobarometer, an average of almost 4 out of 10 inhabitants ( 37%) are thinking of emigration. 18 % say they “think about it intensely”. The Panafrican “ Afrobarometer” questioned 46,000 people in 34 countries.
The wish to emigrate is greater in men (40 %) than in women (33%). Especially young people are open to leaving their countries. Among the 18-25- year olds, it is almost half of the population.
The potential migrants are not the poorest, but rather the ones with better education and rather the city dwellers that the rural population. As the main reason, they name the search for work (44 %), as well as the hope to escape economically difficult situations (29 %).
Among the potential migrants, one out of 10 has already made concrete plans and preparation. […]
When asked for their destination, one third of the potential emigrants say they wont to stay in their region. 27% named Europe as their destination. Fewer than that (22 percent) named North Africa. […]”