Worldwide, an estimated $625 billion (USD) was sent by migrants to individuals in their home countries in 2017, a 7% increase from 2016, when the amount was $586 billion, according to economists at the World Bank. This increase follows two consecutive years of decline.
Facebook and WhatsApp are the most widely used social media platforms and messaging applications in 11 countries around the world.
More countries see climate change as a top international threat, but many people also name ISIS and cyberattacks as their top security concern.
Explore detailed tables on the number and share of immigrants and emigrants by country.