Millions of people around the world have migrated to the U.S. and other countries in recent years – some voluntarily, others to flee political turmoil, persecution or war.
With nearly 160,000 arrivals so far in 2016, Italy may surpass Greece as Europe’s new focal point for refugee flows.
Between 2005 and 2015, the number of migrants living in the Middle East more than doubled, from about 25 million to around 54 million
With the number of displaced people in the world at more than 60 million in 2015, the plight of refugees has gained new prominence.
A total of 38,901 Muslim refugees entered the U.S. in fiscal year 2016, making up almost half (46%) of the nearly 85,000 refugees who entered the country in that period.
The United Nations is hosting a summit on Sept. 19 to address the issue of refugees and migrants. Learn about European views of refugees through five charts.
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.
Worldwide, an estimated $582 billion was sent by migrants to relatives in their home countries in 2015, a 2% decline from 2014.
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.
An estimated 12.5 million Syrians are now displaced, an unprecedented number in recent history for a single country.