UN says there are 258 million international migrants today

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UNITED NATIONS – A new U.N. report on international migration suggests an estimated 258 million people have remaining their delivery nations around the world and are residing in other nations – an increase of forty nine % given that 2000.

The biennial report from the Section of Financial and Social Affairs was released Monday on Intercontinental Migrants Working day.

It suggests the proportion from the world’s people who will be worldwide migrants has enhanced modestly from two.8 percent in 2000 to three.four % this 12 months.

Nonetheless it says the proportion residing in high-income countries rose from nine.6 per cent in 2000 to 14 per cent in 2017.

Undersecretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin says that “reliable information and proof are vital to beat misperceptions about migration and to tell migration policies.”