Statistics show that most conventional wisdom about refugees is wrong

Right wing politicians claim that the refugee crisis will change Europe, the world, forever. In reality, if you look at the world’s migration figures, a very different pictures arises. The actual number of global migrants is just a half percent of the world population or 36.5 million people. That’s a big and challenging number but not the horror you’ll hear some politicians talk about. The truth is that the global migration dynamic has remained constant at a low level for more than half a century. These interactive charts dispute most of what we hear about our borders.

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Statistics show that most conventional wisdom about refugees is wrong

Right wing politicians claim that the refugee crisis will change Europe, the world, forever. In reality, if you look at the world’s migration figures, a very different pictures arises. The actual number of global migrants is just a half percent of the world population or 36.5 million people. That’s a big and challenging number but not the horror you’ll hear some politicians talk about. The truth is that the global migration dynamic has remained constant at a low level for more than half a century. These interactive charts dispute most of what we hear about our borders.

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