World: International Migrants Day - December 18, 2016

Worldwide, international migrants account for a relatively stable share of the total global population. The number continues to grow by about 2 percent annually.

Two-thirds of all migrants originate from middle-income countries and most migrants move within their own regions.

Of the 7.4 billion people in the world, 244 million (about 3.3 percent) are international migrants. Nearly 25 million of those are refugees or asylum seekers.

US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit: