1 out of 30 is migrant and at forefront of fight against COVID-19: UN

Around 1 out of 30 people globally is a migrant, as well as the majority of them, have been at the lead for defeating against COVID-19 variant.

The individuals move from one place to another to find work (economic opportunities) or better living conditions. Some of them have migrated because of dispute, persecution, terrorism or human rights violations. Meanwhile, few of them have shifted because of adverse effects of climate change, natural disasters or other environmental factors.

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Currently, there are the individuals who used to live in the other nation rather than in the place of the country where they were born.

As per the IOM World Migration Report, in the month of June 2012, the maximum number of international migrants has been noticed as of around 272 million in the World Wide, there was over 51 million in 2010.

Approximately two-thirds of the individuals were labour migrants. In 2019 there was 3.5 per cent of the International migrants were included in the world population. This can be compared with 2.8 per cent in 2000 and 2.3 per cent in 1980.

Along with this, there are most of the individuals migrated because of their own choice, and there were other ones who shifted because of their necessities.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees mentioned is a statement, till the end of 2019, in the whole world, the maximum number of globally forcibly displaced individuals was around 79.5 million. Twenty-six million of these were refugees.

On the other hand, 45.7 million individuals were internally noticed, 4.2 million were asylum seekers, and 3.6 million Venezuelans were displaced in foreign nations.

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Furthermore, the UN Migrations Agency (IOM) describes a migrant as an individual who is shifting or has already moved around an international border or in the distance of their habitual place of

  • The individual legal status
  • To identify the movement if it is voluntary or involuntary
  • The reason for moving
  • The duration of stay.

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