People Crossing Borders to Relocate

We often see migrants on television, crossing borders in many parts of the world, in an effort of relocation to escape starvation, abuse and death. This usually happens in the world’s conflict zones.

The Displaced People

In recent times, around 500,000 Yemenis and over 100,000 Burundians were forced to flee into neighbouring nations. In case of Syria, a whopping 7.5 millions natives were displaced internally, with many among them crossing borders in search of refuge and shelter.

As mind-numbing statistics reveal, in the year 2013 alone, there were “international migrants” amounting to an incredible 232 million. Among these unfortunate people are asylum seekers, economic migrants as well as refugees. And they have crossed borders, legally or otherwise, in order to escape persecution, disaster or just to look for better lives. Undoubtedly, this statistics is grossly underestimated.

International Immigrants in Various Countries

Significantly, nearly 50 percent of international migrants reside in 10 countries, and 46 per cent among them have found their homes in the USA. Furthermore, 13 million people migrated from Mexico, a country that has a largely open border with the U.S. Other major immigrants include 2.2m from China and 2.1 from India. This makes the country the largest in the number of immigrants hosted.

Russia comes next, with immigrants from east while states of the former USSR: namely Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Europe also has its own share of migrants, notably from Algeria and Turkey, in France and Germany respectively. At the same time huge masses of migrant workers of South Asian origin reside and work in Saudi Arabia as well as the many other Gulf nations. In fact in the UAE alone, international migrants comprised of an overwhelming 84 percent of the nation’s population.

There is also several other reasons of why you would like to relocate. Perhaps your company wants to expand outside your region and then you would want to use a good relocation service to do everything for you. You would need new housing for your employees and staff and you need a new office. Those things might be difficult for you when you don’t know anybody in the country you are aiming to relocate to.

Special Mention: Syria

In fact Syria remains the major country from where refuges flock to industrialized nations, these days. This means that the burden of this falls increasingly on the developing countries of the world.