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.