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Top 10 migrant-hosting and migrant-sending nations

Yahoo India Finance Team
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India is the largest migrant sending country

A United Nations report has recently come out with a list of the top 10 largest migrant-hosting nations and the largest migrant-sending countries.

While immigration laws of some countries are pretty immigrant-friendly, things seem to be changing the word over with protectionism on the rise.

As per the report, there are 243 million international migrants scattered across the world, representing almost 3.4% of the global population.

Here’s a look at the World Economic Forum’s list of top 10 migrant hosting and sending countries:

Top 10 migrant-sending countries are:

1. India: 15,575,724

2. Mexico: 12,339,062

3. Russia: 10,576,766

4. China: 9,546,065

5. Bangladesh: 7,205,410

6. Pakistan: 5,935,193

7. Ukraine: 5,825,745

8. Philipines: 5,316,320

9. Syria: 5,011,509

10. The United Kingdom: 4,917,509

Top 10 migrant-hosting countries are:

1. The United States of America: 46,627,102

2. Germany: 12,005,690

3. Russia: 11,643,276

4. Saudi Arabia: 10,185,945

5. United Kingdom: 8,543,120

6. The United Arab Emirates: 8,543,120

7. Canada: 8,095,126

8. France: 7,784,418

9. Australia: 6,763,663

10. Spain: 5,852,953

(Source -World Economic Forum and a UN report; image credit – Getty Images)

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