Watch Europe's Migrant Crisis Escalate in This Animated, Interactive Map. Last week Greece reported roughly 10,000 asylum-seekers a day arriving from Turkey. These migrant flows, the country’s highest to date, are just the latest wave of refugees from Syria, Iraq, and other conflict-ridden countries crashing onto European shores. The sheer scale of this migrant crisis has rocked the world and left European Union leaders grappling for solutions. According to the latest figures released by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, around 680,400 people arrived in Europe just this year from crisis regions.
By the time 2015 wraps up, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Finland expect a total of 1.3 million asylum applications from around the world, The New York Times reports. Despite knowing these numbers, it’s hard to grasp the magnitude of the European migrant crisis from afar. Below the map, another infographic shows the exact number of people that moved from one country to another each month. Check out the full data viz below: SVT Pejl. These figures are for 2014 and show people that, according to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), were granted refugee status that year or earlier. The numbers also include people in refugee-like situations. Three of the origin categories may require some additional notes. The term "stateless" refers to people not considered members of any state, e.g. a person whose country of origin has ceased to exist, or a person whose papers are not considered valid by their country of origin.
"Various/Unknown" is used in cases where the UNCHR has not yet established a person's nationality, or in cases where people lack the proper paperwork to prove a certain nationality and can be linked to several countries. Thirdly, "others" refers to the sum of refugees coming from countries other than the major countries of origin previously listed. World Migration | International Organization for Migration. The GLOBAL MIGRATION FLOWS interactive app tracks migrants around the world. This application is now being hosted by IOM.int. It is endlessly fascinating to explore where we're from.
The underlying data for the map was published by the UN DESA in 2015. Using the app: Choose whether you want to access information about migrants leaving a country (Outward) or migrants entering a country (Inward). Then click on a country and watch the pattern of migration to or from the chosen country. Countries that neither send nor receive migrants will fade out. Hover over a country or over a migrant cluster to access the data. This migration visualization tool is being developed by Locus Insight in collaboration with IOM.
Note re web browser requirements: To view the migration app you will require a modern web browser. Sources: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (2015). Top 25 Destination Countries for Global Migrants over Time. Top 25 Destination Countries for Global Migrants over Time Use this tool to display the most recent data on the number and share of international migrants (total and by gender) for the top 25 countries. The data go back to 1960 and the tool also includes change over time and percent growth as indicators. Notes: 1) Because governments collect statistics on international migrants residing within their countries' boundaries in varying ways, there is no consistent cross-country definition of this population. The UN Population Division provides the mid-year estimate of international migrants based on official statistics on the foreign born, i.e., people born outside of the country of current residence. 2) Changes in countries' geographic and political boundaries over time affect the size of the total and international migrant populations as well as countries' rankings in the chart above.
List of countries by immigrant population. Map of the world with countries coloured according to their immigrant population as a percentage of total population (as of 2005): This is a list of countries by immigrant population. [clarification needed] Foreign-born population is not the same as immigrant population, as there are births of citizens abroad who work or travel overseas, as well as non-immigrants who reside in a country temporarily for work or other reasons.
 As of 2013, the United States has the largest population of migrants of any country. China has the world's lowest population of migrants as a percentage of its population. 2015 report This is a list of countries by immigrant population, based on the UN report Trends in International Migrant Stock: The 2015 Revision. 2005 report This is a list of countries by immigrant population, based on the United Nations report World Population Policies 2005.  The total immigrant population was estimated to be 186,579,300. See also List of countries by refugee population. Under international law, a refugee is a person who has fled his or her own country of nationality or habitual residence, and cannot return due to fear of persecution on account of his or her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion, and is unable or unwilling to avail themself of the protection of that country, or to return there, for fear of persecution.
These current or recent migration movements are caused by a variety of reasons. Some of the refugees stay in refugee camps, some are urban refugees in individual accommodations, some stay in self-settled camps and for some refugees the location is undefined or unknown by UNHCR. By country of asylum Below is a list of countries' refugee populations, excluding Palestinian refugees, calculated from available data. Information and total numbers might not account for very recent events, and as a result of these events, numbers are constantly in flux.
The numbers may be misleading. Most Popular Migrant Destinations By Country. Map by reddit user DMan9797, click for higher resolution The UN estimates that there were 232 million people living outside their country of birth in 2013, roughly 3.2% of the world’s population. To put this in perspective, if migrants formed one country, it would be the world’s 5th most populous. The map above uses the UN’s Trends in International migrant stock: By destination and origin report to look at the most popular destination for migrants FROM each country. Since immigration is such a politically sensitive topic around the world, it’s worth mentioning that the map above does not distinguish between the different categories of migrants or their respective statuses. Also, for obvious reasons, the above likely does not include irregular migrants. And, if you’re opposed to international migration, ask yourself where the human race would be today if our distant ancestors had not decided to leave Africa 60,000 years ago?
Here are a few of the more interesting findings: IndexMundi :: Net migration rate. Peoplemovin - A visualization of migration flows. Worldmapper :: Movement Maps. Hierarchical Edge Bundling / Circular Flow of World Migration 2005 - 2010. Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2013. Select any country Please select a country on the map In 2013, people born in were living in other countries In 2013, people living in were born in other countries The figures in this interactive feature refer to the total number (or cumulative “stocks”) of migrants living around the world as of 1990, 2000, 2010 or 2013 rather than to the annual rate of migration (or current “flows”) in a given year.
According to the United Nations Population Division, an international migrant is someone who has been living for one year or longer in a country other than the one in which he or she was born. No Data Available There was no data provided for the selected field. Large numbers are rounded to the nearest 10,000. Note: This interactive is based on international migrant data published by the United Nations, which uses a taxonomy of nations and territories and classifies migrants born in territories as international migrants. Source: United Nations Population Division. Net migration rate world. Where Migrants Come From :: Pew Forum. Where Migrants Go :: Pew Forum.
The highest growth has been seen in the United States, which hosts the largest international migrant stock. Policies have limited effect on migration; wider political and economic forces are the main drivers. Carte | L'arc des réfugiés - asile.ch. World Bank Data: Refugee population by country. Refugees 2014. Refugees 2013.