About 630 million adults desire to migrate

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About 630 million adults in the world wish to move to another country permanently, according to a new report by the International Organization (IOM) and the global research institute, Gallup.

The report, called "The Many Faces of Migration" is based on surveys carried out by Gallup in 50 countries.

The IOM says the report, which is based on interviews with about 750,000 people, gives a comprehensive picture of the lives and experience of people who desire to migrate permanently or temporarily for work.

It also includes people who are planning and preparing to go and those who have returned home.

Neli Esipova is Director of Research at Gallup World Poll.

"Based on our analysis it looks like right now about 630 million adults would like to migrate. The number went down after (the) economic crisis. Our number before that was 700 million adults. What we see is that about 48 million adults actually plan to migrate in the next twelve months and 90 million already started some preparation for this."

Duration: 27"

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