Understanding migration and immigration and the urban poor
A whole series of infographics help us understand the theme
of the coming MissioNexus Conference on Immigration, Globalization and Urbanization.
We’d like to highlight the following article which details the movement of peoples and ethnic groups worldwide:
As you already know, North America is a huge magnet for migrants, drawing tons of people from Mexico, Latin America and Asia. What you may not know is that there’s a steady flow of people leaving South Asia for the oil-based economies of the Gulf states….Or where people and what places have the greatest needs. Or greatest opportunities to minister and serve. That’s why we are sponsoring MissioNexus in Atlanta, GA this year and encouraging faith-based charitable groups, non-profits, NGOs and churches to attend.
Many of our group health insurance clients, such as Word Made Flesh (whose Global Executive Director, Leroy Barber, will be speaking at the upcoming MissioNexus conference) work with those migrating to cities and the urban poor.
And while most migrants leave their home countries primarily for economic reasons, millions are also forced to flee as refugees due to violence, natural disasters and starvation.
Find out more about the issue:
For more on the MissioNexus Conference, September 25-27, 2014, download their .pdf brochure.