272 million international
people are internal
2016, the number of
African refugee children
more than doubled"
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"According to the International Organization for Migration’s 2018 World Migration Report, there are 244 million international migrants."
Internal and international migration are increasing, largely due to globalization and conflicts. According to the International Organization for Migration’s 2018 World Migration Report, there are 244 million international migrants. A larger number of people—740 million—are internal migrants. There were 31 million international child migrants in 2015. Three out of five migrant children are from Africa and Asia (UNICEF, 2017), and they are a diverse population. Some children migrate with their parents or other adults, and others migrate independently. Some are born to migrant parents in receiving countries, and others are left behind by migrant parents. High migration rates involving children and youth have also been reported among African communities (Karagueuzian and Verdier-Chouchane 2014; UN 2013).