Migration

Global migration, by the numbers: who migrates, where they go and why

Migrants make up 3.5% of the world's population. Image: Unsplash/Jordan Sanchez

Charlotte Edmond

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International migration around the world, by the numbers Image: IOM World Migration Report 2020
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