A Moroccan homeless youth sleeps in the street in the northeastern coastal city of Tangier
AFP: One in five Arab Mediterranean youths hopes to emigrate: study
One in five youths in several North African countries and Lebanon would like to emigrate in search of better prospects, including those with university degrees, according to a survey conducted for the European Commission.
The survey of 10,000 people in Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia found a deep sense of "frustration and social exclusion", according to Elena Sanchez-Montijano at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), who coordinated the study.
In Tunisia, 53 percent of youths said they wanted to emigrate, according to the report released on Thursday, six years after the "Arab Spring" revolts that swept the region starting in Tunisia in late 2010.
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WNU Editor: The feedback that I have been receiving from my friends in Africa is that if given a chance .... those who are young and are not tied down by family would be emigrating to Europe and North America ASAP. This 1 out of 5 who want to emigrate is a very low number.