Indians make the world's largest diaspora population: United Nations

Indians make the world’s largest diaspora population: United Nations

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Indians account for the world’s largest diaspora population, with 16 million people living outside the country. It is followed by Mexico at 12 million, according to a new United Nations (UN) survey.

Conducted by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the survey revealed that there were 244 million international migrants in 2015, an increase of 41% as compared to 2000. It also showed that the number of international migrants had grown faster than the world’s population.

However, two-thirds of all international migrants were concentrated in just 20 countries, with the largest being in the United States, which had one-fifth of the world’s total migrants. The US is followed by Germany, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. Two-thirds of international migrants were found to be staying in Europe (76 million) or Asia (75 million) Read more…

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Indians make the world’s largest diaspora population: United Nations