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Migration is No.1 phenomena the World faces recent few years. Nexter reports about this year’s most popular migrant routes in numbers and figures.

Global Migration

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) more than 244 million international migrants were recorded in 2015. Over 60% of global migration are people moving to neighboring countries or countries in the same region.

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Source: World Economic Forum

An international survey made by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) from the Gallup World Poll for the period 2010–2015, showed that 1.3% of the global adult population, or 66 million people, were planning to migrate permanently within the next 12 months.

Those figures has grown according to the Gallup World Poll data from 2013 to 2016. Nearly 710 million people (14% of the world’s adult population) would like to move to another country if they had the opportunity.

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Source: World Economic Forum

Popular destinations

According to the latest report, the most popular destinations for people who decided to leave their homes are developing countries, with the United States as the most popular destination followed by the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, France, Canada, Germany and South Africa.

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Source: World Economic Forum

The US

In the United States, as of 2013 only 15% of the population was born outside the country.

As for interstate migration, more and more Americans are leaving megapolices such as Los Angeles and New York and moving to areas of Dallas, Houston and Phoenix, along with knowledge hubs like Seattle, Austin, San Francisco and Washington DC.

Meanwhile international migrants grow the population of the largest metropolitan areas, especially New York, Miami and Los Angeles.

“Latin America has witnessed considerable internal displacement over the past half century, with Colombia currently suffering from one of the world’s largest internal displacement crises” said in report.

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