World should prepare for increased migration

12 January 2016

The World should prepare for an overall increase in the number of people who are migrating away from home.

That’s one of the key findings in a UN report published on Tuesday.

The report, Trends in International Migrant Stock, says that the number of international migrants is growing faster than the global population, although the figure represents just 3 per cent of the overall population of seven billion.

Migrants have an important economic role, sending around US$ 400 billion in 2014 to their families in developing countries.

Daniel Dickinson spoke to Bela Hovy, from the Population Division, at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Duration: 3’57”


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