World Bank reveals top migrant locations

Published:  25 Apr at 9 AM
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The US, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Russia are the five most popular countries for expat workers, according to the latest data from the World Bank.

The bank’s Migration and Development Brief also showed that the top five nations in terms of the amount of remittance received were India, China, Philippines, Mexico and Nigeria.

More and five million Indians are said to be working in the Gulf states, making them the largest group of migrant workers in a region that is home to in excess of 20 million workers from abroad. Of the six-country Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), migrants make up almost half of the approximately 50 million population.

The study estimated that there were around 247 million international migrants in 2013, a considerably greater number than the earlier estimate of 232 million. Using this data, if the number of migrants rises by 1.6 per cent annually, as it did between 2010 and 2013, there will be more than 250 million migrants this year.

Mexico to the US is the world’s largest migration corridor, with 13 million migrants moving between the countries in 2013. Next on the list are Russia to Ukraine, Bangladesh to India and Ukraine to Russia.
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