By Gloria Chinyere Okwu
“Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future; a part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as a human family,” says the former Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban-ki Moon.
The aforementioned therefore, describes migration as a phenomenon that will remain a part of human existence as humans continue to move from one place to another to better their existence.
Fundamentally, there are two forms of migration—regular and Irregular migration. This piece will focus mainly on irregular migration which possesses severe and disastrous consequences.
Irregular migration causes numerous challenges to the migrants, countries of origin, transit and destination. Migrants in this situation are particularly vulnerable to discrimination, abuse and also in danger of being exploited by crime organizations involved in migrant smuggling and human trafficking.
They are exposed to torture, starvation and death. Nigeria has the highest number of […]