Ulla Tornaes (right) is a minister in the government of Danish PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen (centre). Photo Credit: AFP
  Ulla Tornaes (right) is a minister in the government of Danish PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen (centre). Photo Credit: AFP

Denmark’s contraception aid to Africa ‘to limit migration’

Article in the BBC
13 July, 2017

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“Denmark has pledged more funds for family planning in developing nations, saying this could also help “limit the migration pressure on Europe”…

She then referred specifically to Africa, saying that curtailing the continent’s population growth by increasing access to contraception and family planning was an important foreign and security policy priority for the Danish government.

“If the population growth in Africa continues as now, the African population will double from 1.2 billion people to 2.5 billion people by 2050,” Ms Tornaes said.

“Part of the solution to reducing migratory pressures on Europe is to reduce the very high population growth in many African countries.”

Denmark, like a number of other EU nations, has in recent years been under pressure to deal with a rising number of asylum seekers and immigrants arriving in Europe.”

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