Global Migration? Actually, The World Is Staying Home

The refugee debate creates the impression of unprecedented mass migration. That image is completely incorrect. The real question, when we look at migration globally, is why there is so little of it.
A refugee child at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni

A refugee child at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni

Foto: JOE KLAMAR/ AFP
Photo Gallery: Global Migration Flows
Foto: DER SPIEGEL
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Photo Gallery: Global Migration Flows

Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan