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Worldwide there are an estimated 244 million migrants – persons living in a country other than where they were born.
1.12.2016  |  Nairobi, Kenya
 (photo: UNHCR)
(photo: UNHCR)

Worldwide there are an estimated 244 million migrants, according to a report from the population division of the United Nations, published in 2015. This number has climbed from 173 million in 2000. Over the past 15 years, the number of people moving to other countries surged by 41 percent.


STATISTICAL SNAPSHOT SUDAN
Source: UNHCR, as of end 2015

Residing in Sudan
- Refugees 309,639
- Asylum Seekers 12,581
- Internally Displaced Persons 3,218,234

Originating from Sudan
- Refugees 640,919
- Asylum Seekers 40,109


STATISTICAL SNAPSHOT SOUTH SUDAN
Source: UNHCR, as of end 2015

Residing in South Sudan
- Refugees 263,016
- Asylum Seekers 839
- Internally Displaced Persons 1,790,427

Originating from South Sudan
- Refugees and asylum-seekers from South Sudan: 1,263,681

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