World Migration Report, 2024 – Careers Ready


International Organization for Migration (International Organization for Migration- IOM) has world migration report (World Migration Report)launched in 2024, refers to significant changes in global migration patterns, including record numbers of displaced people and large increases in international remittances.

related facts

  • Understanding Migration Dynamics: The World Migration Report 2024 plays an important role in elucidating the complexity of human mobility through evidence-based data and analysis.
    • The World Migration Report highlights long-term trends and emerging challenges.

international organization for migration

  • Produce: IOM is a United Nations agency established in the year 1951.
  • Mandate: It is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration.
  • Member: 175 countries including India are included.

  • Addressing the challenges of human mobility: The IOM report aims to help dispel myths, provide important insights and inspire meaningful action in addressing the challenges and opportunities of human mobility.

Key findings of the report

  • Resilience of international migration and remittances amid COVID-19: International migration remains a driver of human development and economic growth.
  • This is the forecast for international remittances from the year 2000 to the year 2022.International Remittances) has increased by more than 650 percent, from US$128 billion to US$831 billion.
    • This growth continued despite expectations from many analysts that remittances would decline significantly due to COVID-19.
  • Remittances to low- and middle-income countries: Of the 831 billion remittances, 647 billion were sent by migrants to low- and middle-income countries.
  • Challenges: International migration is driving human development, but challenges remain.
    • Unprecedented levels of displacement: The global population of international migrants stands at approximately 281 million, while the number of persons displaced by conflict, violence, disasters and other factors has risen to a record high of 117 million.
      • This underlines the urgent need to urgently address the displacement crisis.
    • Misinformation and Politicization: Most migration is regular, secure and regionally concentrated, directly related to opportunities and livelihoods.
      • Nevertheless, misinformation and politicization have reduced public discussion, making a clear and accurate portrayal of migration dynamics essential.

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