Behind migration statistics, there are lives.
Protecting people on the move is our collective responsibility
Migrants are people who leave or flee their homes to seek opportunities, protection or safer and better lives. The movement may be voluntary or forced, and both involve a combination of choices and constraints. Migration is a growing phenomenon that affects every country. There has been a dramatic rise in people attempting the crossing from North Africa to Europe, and thousands have died doing this since January. Similar tragedies have unfolded in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, but this is not confined to the journeys people make by sea; many are at risk as they make their way across land borders.
Estimated migrants in 2013
People around the world are migrants
People have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean since January 2014.
Syrians had fled into Turkey by the end of 2014.
Unaccompanied children crossing the Mexico-US border since 2013.
Families crossing the Mexico-US border since 2013.
Average number of people who die annually crossing the Mexico-US border.
Middle East and North Africa
Syrians have found refuge in neighbouring countries.
People have been displaced in Iraq in recent months.
Syrian refugees are in Lebanon – an estimated 20% of the country’s population.
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