Refugee Crisis to Worsen
The global refugee crisis is going to get worse, according to a new security report.
The Munich Security Report 2017 claims that:
Key dynamics that make this an age of forced migration are likely to get even more pronounced in the future. Those include environmental stress, Africa’s demographic surplus as well as low fertility rates and skill gaps in developed countries, failing states, and conflict.
The war in Syria alone has driven 4.9 million people from their homes, more than a quarter of Syria’s population, according to figures from the UNHCR.
The report, prepared by leading think tanks for this year’s Munich Security Conference, shows that refugees numbers – 24.5 million in 2015 – are at their highest since 1960, the earliest period for which figures were available.
Warfare today was highlighted as a factor, but despite recent conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, only 54 per cent of asylum seekers in 2015-2016 came from these countries. The bigger drive is massive over-population in the Third World, a situation caused in part by First World aid policies.
The report claimed that skills shortages in the West were likely to increase migration, but failed to note that most refugees are unskilled and unsused to Western culture. Fortune reported in 2016 that approximately 80 per cent of refugees “are not highly qualified” and lack the language skills to find jobs or integrate. Industrial group Thyssenkrupp’s Chief Executive Heinrich Hiesinger was quoted as saying “The employment of refugees is no solution for the skills shortage.”
Ludger Wößmann, director of the Munich-based Ifo Center for the Economics of Education, told Politco: “Let’s not delude ourselves, from everything we know so far, it seems that the majority of refugees would first need extensive training and even then it’s far from certain that it would work out.”
This means that the net effect of mass migration into Europe will be an over-inflated and unintegrated underclass and a still growing skills shortage. Economic destabilization through an influx of unemployable benefits claimants is one aim of weaponized mass migration. The German government is already planning for a one million increase in the number of people receiving ‘Hartz IV’ unemployment benefit by 2019.