Facts and Figures (GLOBAL)
International migrants in the world in 2020
281 M
Percentage of migrants in the global population
Remittances transferred globally in 2020 by migrants and diaspora
USD 702 B
164 M

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducts and supports data production and research designed to guide and inform migration policy and practice.

The Migration Research Division (MRD) is based at IOM Headquarters within the Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships, and has the institutional responsibility for supporting the conduct and management of applied research on salient migration topics.

Research is designed to enhance IOM’s programme delivery and contribute to a broader understanding of migration patterns and processes, as well as the links between migration research and migration policy and practice. Research also feeds directly into IOM’s role as a publisher of applied research findings, including through IOM’s flagship publication, the World Migration Report, papers published in the Migration Research Series, and IOM Migration Profiles. 

The resources below highlight IOM's ongoing work in the Middle East and North Africa through our latest situation reports, newsletters, and a variety of relevant publications. View all publications.