“International migrants”, as defined by the United Nations, are about 232 million, 3.3% of the world's population.
According to migration trends over recent decades the number of international migrants increased, on average, by 4.6 million per year.
Europe receives the largest share of international migrants, about 31.1% of the total:
Europe about 72 million migrants
Asia about 71 million migrants
North America about 53 million migrants
Africa 19 million migrants
South America about 9 million migrants
Oceania about 8 million migrants
Approximately 111 million international migrants are women and 3.5 million are under the age of 20.
In 2014, migrants reaching Europe via the Mediterranean were about 170000. Those passing through the Balkans were about 40000.
In the last 15 years some 30000 migrants lost their lives trying to reach Europe.
Mexico is the country with the highest number of emigrants in the world: about 11% of its native population.
In the last year unaccompanied minors that illegally crossed the southern border of the United States were about 19 thousand.
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