7 facts about world migration
The world’s increasing population means that the sheer number of international migrants has never been higher.
For World Refugee Day, 5 long-term refugee trends
Despite the ongoing conflicts in these countries, the number of refugees around the world is considerably less than it was two decades ago, numbering between 10 million and 12 million in recent years.
Where World Cup footballers play during the regular season
A total of 476 World Cup team members (65%) currently play for clubs in countries outside of their World Cup nation.
15 states with the highest share of immigrants in their population
A sharp rise in the number of immigrants living in the U.S. in recent decades serves as a backdrop for the debate in Congress over the nation’s immigration policies. In 1990, the U.S. had 19.8 million immigrants. That number rose to a record 40.7 million immigrants in 2012, among them 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants.
Illegal immigration by boat: A dangerous, but common way of entering Europe
Boat migrants comprise less than 10% of the more than 1 million new immigrants entering the EU from non-EU countries by air, land or sea each year. But among those known to have arrived illegally in 2013, over half came by sea – the highest percentage in recent years.
Chart of the Week: Where international migrants are going to and coming from
Interactive map of emigration and immigration worldwide.
How many Sochi athletes are competing for a country that is not their birth nation?
South Korea-born speed skater Viktor Ahn is not alone.
Data: International Migrants by Country
Explore the population of international migrants by country with this interactive. International migrants include many foreign workers, international students, refugees and their descendants.
Changing Global Migration Patterns
More international migrants now live in high-income countries such as the U.S. and Germany, while more were born in middle-income nations such as India and Mexico. Migrants’ annual remittances have nearly tripled since 2000 to more than $500 billion.
Chart of the Week: Americans on the move
How to visualize American migration from state to state — without maps.