UN reported that international migration surge by 41 percent since 2000

January 14
9:36 AM 2016

With the sudden surge of migrant crossing borders especially to European countries lately due to war condition back home, the United Nation finally released its migration data report. According to the United Nation, international migration had increased up to 41 percent since 2000 and surge higher in the recent years.

According to the report by ABC News, 244 million people migrate in 2015 alone and 20 million from the figures are refugees.

The latest data was released by UN on Tuesday ahead of its series of meetings with the world leaders to address the migration and particularly the refugee crisis. The council is also planning a special gathering by the end of March in Geneva that will allow countries to pledge for the number of Syrian refugees they would like to take.

Portland Press Herald reported that the vast majority of migrants are currently residing in the Europe and Asia. According to the news network, Europe is home for 76 million migrants while Asia, 75 million.

However, The United States is currently topping the country ranking with 47 million migrants which are about one-fifth of the total migrants while Germany and Russia are both in the second place with 12 million.

Most of the migrants crossing the border are in search for a better living condition for themselves and their family members due to civil wars. Migrants from Syria, Somalia and Afghanistan was noted as the one migrating because of this condition while there also others that migrate due to economic reason.

According to the UN Deputy Secretary General, Jan Eliasson, the aim of the published report is to enable every country that is currently dealing with migrants to make a better decision to tackle the issue. The Australian News reported that, Eliasson hopes that a better policies could be issued by each country that will ensure safety and harmony between migrants and the local.

Eliasson also told reporters that "We have to make sure that we deal with [the] issue which is going to mark the international landscape for some time."

Besides that, he also noted that the current trend that has been popularized by even some political leaders are making the migration crisis worst as fear and hatred are being spread among the local.

The issue that migration could cause a problem in terms of population has been denied by the report. According to the report, migrants only make up of 10 percent of Europes and North American population and even with the influx of migration, Europe's population is expected to continue decline over the next 35 years.

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