The number of international migrants grew to 281 million in 2020; 3.6% of the world’s people lived outside their country of birth that year.
El Salvador experienced a 40% drop in remittances in April 2020 compared with April 2019, the largest decline among the six nations analyzed.
Remittances – money sent by migrants to their home countries – are projected to fall by a record 20% this year.
The gender gap in party identification remains the widest in a quarter century.
Money sent by immigrants to their home countries in sub-Saharan Africa reached a record $41 billion in 2017.
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.
For five countries – Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti, Tajikistan and Liberia – remittances from citizens abroad are equivalent to at least a quarter of GDP.
Migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean sent a record amount of money to their home countries in 2016
Remittance flows decreased worldwide for a second consecutive year in 2016, the first back-to-back decline in over three decades. Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean, however, rose to a record high.
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Worldwide, an estimated $582 billion was sent by migrants to relatives in their home countries in 2015, a 2% decline from 2014.