Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2016
Worldwide, an estimated $574 billion (USD) was sent by migrants to relatives in their home countries in 2016, a 1% decline from 2015, when the amount was $581 billion, according to economists at the World Bank.
U.S. Resettles Fewer Refugees, Even as Global Number of Displaced People Grows
In the last few years, the number of refugees annually resettled by the U.S. has not consistently grown in step with a worldwide refugee population that has expanded nearly 50% since 2013.
Still in Limbo: About a Million Asylum Seekers Await Word on Whether They Can Call Europe Home
About half of those who applied for asylum in Europe during the refugee surge of 2015 and 2016 were still waiting to learn their fate as of the end of last year.
The Digital Footprint of Europe’s Refugees
An analysis of online searches in 2015 and 2016 opens a window into the path and timing of migrant flows from Middle East to Europe.
Middle East’s Migrant Population More Than Doubles Since 2005
Regional conflict and economic opportunity boost number of migrants from 25 million to 54 million.
Number of Refugees to Europe Surges to Record 1.3 Million in 2015
The recent wave of asylum seekers to 28 EU countries, Norway and Switzerland accounts for one-in-ten asylum applications to the region since 1985.