India tops list of migrants living abroad at 17 million, 5 million residing in Gulf, says UN
There are now an estimated 258 million people living in a country other than their country of birth - an increase of 49% since 2000
By: PTI | United Nations | Published: December 19, 2017 2:55 pm
Other countries of origin with large migrant populations include Russia at 11 million, China at 10 million. (File Photo)
India has topped the list of people living abroad at 17 million with about 5 million Indians residing in the Gulf region alone, according to a new UN report.
Mexico, Russia, China, Bangladesh, Syria, Pakistan and Ukraine also have large migrant populations living abroad, ranging from 6 to 11 million each, according to the 2017 International Migration Report released here. In 2017, India was the largest country of origin of international migrants at 17 million, followed by Mexico at 13 million.
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