India has largest number of diaspora: United Nations

Q.  According to the latest UN estimates, 244 million people live in countries outside which they were born. Which nation has the largest diaspora in this set?
- Published on 14 Jan 16

a. India
b. Pakistan
c. Sri Lanka
d. China

ANSWER: India
 
Humanity is advancing but one is moving around the globe considerably lesser than that. As per United Nations estimates, 244 million people or 3.3% of the world’s population lived in a country other than which they were born. They were concentrated in just over 20 nations. The most popular destination in 2015 was the US followed by Russia, Germany and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has figures which indicate that a large number of migrant workers, not immigrants resettle in the United States. UN does not distinguish between those who migrate with legal papers and those who do not. Amidst the migrants are 20 million refugees who have fled from prosecution in their own country. Migrants are young, working age people which is a boon to nations like Europe which have a rapidly ageing population. After India, Mexico has the second largest diaspora.

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