Egypt Independent

Which countries welcome migrants the most?

Recent years have seen a significant rise in the number of migrants around the world, according to research conducted by the United Nations, which reported 243 million migrants around the world as of 2015, representing 3.4 percent of the world's population.

Indy 100 British news website published a list of more than 10 countries that welcome migrants around the world. The United States came on top the list, as it recently received 46.6 million immigrants, and Germany came in second, with 12 million immigrants. 

Russia came in third with 11.6 million immigrants; and Saudi Arabia ranked forth on the list and first among Arab countries with 10.2 million immigrants.

The UK ranked fifth on the list with 8.5 million immigrants, the UAE sixth with 8.1 million immigrants, Canada seventh with 7.8 million immigrants, and France eigth, with 7.8 million immigrants. Australia ranked ninth on the list with 6.8 million immigrants, while Spain came in tenth, with 5.9 million immigrants.

The report referred to the top 10 migrant sending countries in order as follows: India, Mexico, Russia, China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ukraine, Philippines, Syria and the UK.