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US and UK are world's top immigration destinations for professionals

12:41 17/05/2013
A new report has found that the US, the UK and Australia are the three preferred destinations for professionals around the world seeking to relocate for work. The US was the top destination last year...

One billion people crossed international borders in 2012

9:54 16/04/2013
In 2012, one billion people made an international trip, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. David Scowsill of the WTTC said 'this is an astounding milestone. There is an inexorable...

The world wants to emigrate says Gallup poll

19:55 04/04/2013
A global poll conducted by Gallup suggests that around 640m people around the world, 13% of the world's adult population, want to emigrate. Most, but by no means all of these come from Asia and...

Half a million people sought asylum in developed world in 2012 says UN

9:20 25/03/2013
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued a report which says that 479,300 people from the developing world sought asylum in the developed world in 2012. The number is the...

UN launches appeal for Syria

15:27 22/12/2012
The United Nations has issued a request for US$1.5bn to help support 5m Syrians displaced by the Syrian conflict. The UN has said that it needs US$519.6m to support 4m people internally displaced in...

Immigrants prospering in OECD countries

15:33 10/12/2012
Immigrants made up 10% of the population in OECD countries in 2010, according to a new report from the OECD. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development was founded in 1961 by 20...

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