Infographic: The rising tide of immigration from Africa to Europe and the US

A protest in Canada calling on the government to allow more refugees into the country. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

A protest in Canada calling on the government to allow more refugees into the country. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

A report released by the Pew Research Center analysed data on migration patterns from sub-Saharan African countries–  specifically South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal and Tanzania– to Europe and the United States. 

It found that, between 2010 and 2017, the number of people emigrating from sub-Saharan countries grew by 31%. This far outpaced the Asia-Pacific region where emigration grew by 5% and the Latin America-Caribbean region, which increased by 9%.

The only region that had higher rates of people living outside of their birth country was the Middle East-North Africa region at 39% mostly because of large numbers of people fleeing conflict in Syria.

READ MORE: Home away from home: The rise of immigration from Africa to Europe and the US

Below is a simplified infographic on what the report revealed:

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Mashadi Kekana

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