Key facts about the world’s refugees
With the number of displaced people in the world at more than 60 million in 2015, the plight of refugees has gained new prominence.
Fewer refugees entering Europe than in 2015, but asylum backlog still growing
The number of refugees who have entered Europe this summer has declined compared with last year, but the backlog of asylum applications continues to grow.
Migrant remittances worldwide drop in 2015 for first time since Great Recession
Worldwide, an estimated $582 billion was sent by migrants to relatives in their home countries in 2015, a 2% decline from 2014.
Nearly half of refugees entering the U.S. this year are Muslim
The U.S. has received 28,957 Muslim refugees so far in fiscal year 2016, nearly half (46%) of the more than 63,000 refugees who have entered the country since the fiscal year began in October.
Nearly 1 in 100 worldwide are now displaced from their homes
More than 60 million people are displaced from their homes as of the end of 2015, the highest number of displaced people since World War II.
5 facts about migration and the United Kingdom
The UK has the fifth-largest immigrant population in the world, at 8.5 million.
Immigrant share of population jumps in some European countries
The recent historic migration surge into Europe has led to a large jump in the immigrant share of populations in many European nations, with the notable exceptions of the UK and France, which saw more modest increases.
About six-in-ten Syrians are now displaced from their homes
An estimated 12.5 million Syrians are now displaced, an unprecedented number in recent history for a single country.
5 facts about the global Somali diaspora
5 facts about the U.S. rank in worldwide migration
By a wide margin, the U.S. has more immigrants than any other country in the world.