Migrant

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Migrant Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • traveler who moves from one region or country to another
  • habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work; "appalled by the social conditions of migrant life"; "migratory workers"

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  • traveler who moves from one region or country to another

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Migrant Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Migration is when animals move on an annual cycle. For example, caribou in the Arctic go south in winter and return in summer when it is warmer. Many birds migrate, such as geese and storks.

Migration is the travelling of long distances in search of a new habitat. The trigger for the migration may be local climate, local availability of food, or the season of the year. To be counted as a true migration, and not just a local dispersal, the movement should be an annual or seasonal event.

Many birds migrate south for the winter, and young Atlantic salmon leave the river of their birth when they have reached a few inches in size.

Many species in the sea have a daily migration. Plankton go up for the day where there is light, and down at night, where they are less easy to find. The many species which feed on them follow them up and down.



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  • Migrant boats reported in difficulty off Libya
    A Maltese cargo ship was heading to assist a migrant boat with around 100 people on board in difficulty off the coast of Libya on Friday, and an Italian coast guard vessel was helping two other boats, Italian coastguards said. More than 300 African migrants have already died attempting to reach Italy from North Africa this week, highlighting the chronic migrant pr Read more on this news related to 'Migrant'
  • China's slowdown spells trouble for migrant workers' pensions
    China's flagging economy is making it harder for Beijing to mend holes in its pension system for 166 million of the country's migrant workers, a problem that contributed to a doubling in the number of strikes last year. Once a driver of economic growth, China's army of migrant workers is ageing. More than 40 percent of migrants today are over 40 years Read more on this news related to 'Migrant'
  • Italy: migrant trafficking could be financing terrorists
    ROME (AP) — Italy's top organized-crime fighter has warned of a danger that international terrorism could help finance itself through migrant trafficking. Read more on this news related to 'Migrant'

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