Migration: Unveiling the global tapestry

December 06, 2023
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Migration: Unveiling the global tapestry

Step into the vibrant world of migration, where borders blur and stories intertwine. This dynamic phenomenon knows no bounds, embracing people from all walks of life. From bustling metropolises to remote corners, countries of all stripes play host to this incredible human tapestry.

Why do people migrate? The answer lies in the intricate web of global imbalances. Driven by dreams of prosperity and access to better opportunities, economic #migrants seek greener pastures. Astonishingly, a whopping 84 percent of migrants in 2020 found themselves in wealthier nations than their own.

Yet, let’s not forget the hurdles and sacrifices that migration entails. For those hailing from low-income backgrounds, the costs can be insurmountable. Most migrants fall somewhere between the extremes, navigating the delicate balance between their homeland and new beginnings.

Globally, a staggering 184 million migrants paint this diverse picture, including 37 million refugees. Their stories span #economic migrants, families, students, and more—each seeking a better tomorrow.

Discover the captivating world of migration: https://www.worldbank.org/en/publication/wdr2023

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