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Bangladeshis are sixth largest migrants globally: UN

Indians top the list

| Updated: September 19, 2019 19:49:24

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Bangladesh is the sixth top country of origin of international migrants in 2019 having 7.80 million diaspora, according to a new estimates released by the United Nations (UN) on Wednesday.

The UN estimates also showed that the number of migrants across the world reached at 272 million.

Concerning their place of birth, one-third of all international migrants originated from only ten countries.

India leads the list having around 18 million people living abroad. Migrants from Mexico constituted the second largest diaspora (12 million), followed by China (11 million), the Russian Federation (10 million) and the Syrian Arab Republic (8 million), according to the UN.

The International Migrant Stock 2019, a dataset released by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) on September 18, provides the latest estimates of the number of international migrants by age, sex and origin for all countries and areas of the world.

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