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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.

Watch Europe's Migrant Crisis Escalate in This Animated, Interactive Map

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. 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.

SVT Pejl

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. International Organization for Migration. The GLOBAL MIGRATION FLOWS interactive app tracks migrants around the world.

International Organization for Migration

This application is now being hosted by 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. 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.

Top 25 Destination Countries for Global Migrants over Time

The data go back to 1960 and the tool also includes change over time and percent growth as indicators. Notes: 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.

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. [citation needed] As of 2013, the United States has the largest population of migrants of any country. 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.

List of countries by refugee population

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[edit] 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.

Most Popular Migrant Destinations By Country

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.

Net migration rate. Peoplemovin - A visualization of migration flows. Movement Maps. Hierarchical Edge Bundling / Circular Flow of World Migration 2005 - 2010. Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2013.

Net migration rate world. Where Migrants Come From. Where Migrants Go. Global Migration by Origin. Global trends reflect asymmetry in migratory movements. Your privacy We value your privacy.

Global trends reflect asymmetry in migratory movements

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our websites. Find out more about our use of cookies and how we protect your privacy in our privacy policy. Thursday, July 24 2014 Sources: World Bank Global Bilateral Migration Database 2010, United Nations Population Division 2002 and 2013 Global migration patterns have changed significantly in the past 50 years. 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. L'arc des réfugiés - World Bank Data: Refugee population by country. Refugees 2014. Refugees 2013.