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Family Migration includes four categories: family formation, family reunification, accompanying family and international adoption. Check out the infographic below to learn more about these categories and visit this page to see more data on family migration in OECD Countries in 2016, keeping in mind that data on family migration are mostly sparse and scattered, but available for OECD Countries.

See the original infographic at the Migration Data Portal here: https://migrationdataportal.org/infographic/family-migration

Children on the Run in Central America
Over half of refugees worldwide are children. These children lose their childhoods to war, gang violence, forced recruitment, human trafficking, domestic abuse, and sexual and gender-based violence including rape and femicide. In the face of danger, children must make a difficult choice: stay where it is familiar and risk persecution and even death, or flee to the unknown in search of safety. This video traces the stories of six children from the Northern Triangle of Central America who fled violence in search of safety.
The UN released an explainer video on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
United Nations - The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is the first-ever agreement on a common approach to international migration in all its dimensions. Want to know more about Migration and the GCM? Watch this two minute explainer.
Migration and mobility
The vast majority of migration and mobility takes place inside Africa.
20%: the percentage of the total migration flow heading towards Europe.
80%: the percentage of African migrants and refugees moving inside Africa.
Source: http://ecdpm.org/great-insights/migration-moving-backward-moving-forward/

Cities are pathways out ff poverty - but poverty is rapidly urbanizing
Source Infographic: WORLD BANK, IBRD - IDA

Infographic: UNWOMEN - Migrant domestic workers - Facts everyone should know

Refugees, including persons in a refugee-like situation | mid-2016
The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.

Source: UNHCR Mid-Year Trends 2016 - map in page 6- (Download PDF)
1 in every 113 people on earth is an asylum-seeker, internally displaced or a refugee
Source: UNHCR / 20 JUNE 2016

For the first time in history, more people are living in urban areas than in rural ones.[1]

[1] With 3.9 billion people moving to city centres by 2030 (as compared to 309 million in 1950), it has been described as “the largest migration in human history” See: Douglas Saunders, Arrival Cities: How the Largest Migration in History is Shaping our World (London: William Heinemann, 2010).

Migration in West Africa is primarily a regional phenomenon, with an estimated 90% of migrants moving within the sub-region.

See for example: http://www.oecd.org/swac/ourwork/intra-regionalmobilityinwestafrica.htm






247 millions is the stock of international migrants in 2013 according the most recent estimates of the World Bank.

436 billion US$ of remittances were sent to developing countries in 2014 (+ 4.4% against 2013) …. representing about 74% of the estimated 583 billion $ global remittances

8% is the average cost for sending $200 abroad 200 $ and this average reaches 12% for Sub-Saharan Africa

2% is the estimated percentage of transfers operated through mobile technology.

All figures and estimations are taken from the recent published Migration and Development Brief (nr. 24) of the World Bank, for more see: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPROSPECTS/Resources/334934-1288990760745/MigrationandDevelopmentBrief24.pdf