Perceptions And Experiences Of Dormaa Ahenkro Youth On Migration To Western Europe Through The Sahara Desert

ABSTRACT The study determined the perceptions and experiences of Dormaa Ahenkro youth migrants on migration to Western Europe through the Sahara Desert. Specific objectives assessed centered on the reasons why Dormaa Ahenkro youth migrate to Western Europe through the Sahara Desert, the experiences Dormaa Ahenkro youth migrants go through on the Sahara Desert, the perceptions towards Dormaa Ahenkro youth migrants at their destinations and when they return. The challenges they encountered on the Sahara Desert en route to Western Europe were also investigated. A simple random sampling procedure was applied in the selection of respondents after the list of returnees was obtained from the Association of Returnees in Dormaa Ahenkro. Purposive sampling was applied in the selection key informants for in-depth interviews. Questionnaires were designed in sections according to the objectives for the quantitative aspect while key informant interview guide was designed for the key informants. Applying descriptive statistics with the use of tables, graphs, mean deviations and cross tabulations to display the data, findings showed that Dormaa Ahenkro youth faced horrific challenges such as dying of thirst, hunger and abuse by immigration authorities. They also faced some racial abuse and were perceived as criminals. However, they usually migrate mainly because of economic reasons. A number of recommendations were raised including the provision of employment opportunities, establishing bilateral agreements and improving border security. 

Subscribe to access this work and thousands more
Overall Rating

0

5 Star
(0)
4 Star
(0)
3 Star
(0)
2 Star
(0)
1 Star
(0)
APA

OBENG, G (2021). Perceptions And Experiences Of Dormaa Ahenkro Youth On Migration To Western Europe Through The Sahara Desert. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/perceptions-and-experiences-of-dormaa-ahenkro-youth-on-migration-to-western-europe-through-the-sahara-desert

MLA 8th

OBENG, GEORGE "Perceptions And Experiences Of Dormaa Ahenkro Youth On Migration To Western Europe Through The Sahara Desert" Afribary. Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/perceptions-and-experiences-of-dormaa-ahenkro-youth-on-migration-to-western-europe-through-the-sahara-desert. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

OBENG, GEORGE . "Perceptions And Experiences Of Dormaa Ahenkro Youth On Migration To Western Europe Through The Sahara Desert". Afribary, Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021. Web. 21 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/perceptions-and-experiences-of-dormaa-ahenkro-youth-on-migration-to-western-europe-through-the-sahara-desert >.

Chicago

OBENG, GEORGE . "Perceptions And Experiences Of Dormaa Ahenkro Youth On Migration To Western Europe Through The Sahara Desert" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/perceptions-and-experiences-of-dormaa-ahenkro-youth-on-migration-to-western-europe-through-the-sahara-desert