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232 million folks from elsewhere

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232 million people lived outside the country they were born in 2013, and 700 million migrated within their own countries. The world’s top migrant routes are: Mexico to the USA (12.2 million so far) from Ukraine to the Russian Federation (3.7 million) and people going in the opposite direction (3.5 million); and from Germany to the USA (1.3 million). 36% of the world’s migrants move between countries in the global south, and 35% from southern to northern countries. Migrants from northern countries are the world’s happiest, according to a recent worldwide poll.

Read 6 other facts about migration in Amnesty International's Live Wire

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