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Facts, Not Feelings. Malteser publishes the 2021 edition of its Migration Report

Facts, Not Feelings. Malteser publishes the 2021 edition of its Migration Report

Now in its third edition, the Maltese Migration Report 2021, sheds new light on migration in Germany. With its fact-based preparation, the report aims to provide impetus for an objective public discussion on different items, giving an up-to-date overview on migration developments.

It analyzes the influence of migration on the German labor market, it sheds light on the link between human trafficking and migration, it sums up the social integration of refugees and finally it examines the influence of the Coronavirus pandemic on the integration of immigrants.

“The Malteser Migration Report 2021 doesn’t provide any patent remedy for the underlying problems – explains in his foreword Karl Prinz zu Löwenstein, Commissioner for the Malteser Migration Report – but it aims, in the wake of the two previous reports from 2017 and 2019, to highlight the issue, to counter the general public mood with facts, and to help shape public opinion and generate policies on this basis”.

The Malteser Migration Report 2021 places a special focus on the topic of “human trafficking”, sexual exploitation, exploitation of cheap labour, which are greatly promoted by the lack of legal opportunities to migrate. “The number of people in slavery has never been higher – underlines the Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, Albrecht Boeselager in his conclusions – we are far too happy to look the other way when it comes to this problem. For several years now, the Order of Malta has appointed two special ambassadors on this subject. But much remains to be done to make this scandal more visible”.

The report is extremely rich in graphs, tables, numbers (the source of which is mostly the German Federal Bureau of Statistic or the Federal Employment Agency) which indisputably reflect the reality of the facts and often deny more or less consolidated feelings and opinions.