The why to hell story

is the analysis of why people around the world migrate to slums or risk their lives overseas.

There is a structural breakdown in rural areas

with the technification of the countryside and other economic causes, families in the villages are left without an income.

There is no local solution or response allowing the population to remain.

Whoever is left without work, must leave.

Families are forced to migrate toward the cities where they often do not find a better future

There is no work, so they undertake subsistence jobs, lacking services and infraestructura

The erroneous assumption that no one wants to live in the villages is installed in the global narrative

It is also assumed that these villages no longer can attract a new population

Due to the lack of alternatives, the migration tendency overwhelms the capacity of the cities, that become overcrowded

Social exclusion is created leading to iolence. Internal walls are built.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, 2005.  The Parais—polis favela (Paradise City shantitown) borders the affluent district of Morumbi in S‹o Paulo, Brazil (Foto: Tuca Vieira)

3 million people per week are forced to live rural areas (UN 2009). This tendency continues to rise and it is considered irreversible.

Governments attempt to provide a solution in the cities (the consequence) instead of facing the real cause. Far from solving the problem of the urbanization of overflowing cities only aggravates it, promoting greater migration movements.

At the same time, the villages that are losing their population

do not know how to visualize their potential or stop the exile of their inhabitants.

The cities are overflowing.Migration becomes visible on an international scale, leading to desperation actions and new internal walls.

60% of the millions of immigrants who arrive in Europe have mobilised for economic reasons. (European Commission 2019)