Welcome to No Borders, a website about human rights, freedom, and migration. On this website, you will find a number of articles about international migration, poverty, conflicts and the history of this area of political engagement.
According to the data from the United Nations, the number of international immigrants keeps growing at a staggering pace (the United Nations defines an international immigrant as someone who has been living outside of their regular country of residence for more than one year). For example, in the last 25 years, this number has increased by more than 100% and just between 2000 and 2005 over 25 million people became international migrants.
There are more changes than just numbers. Before 1990, most international migrants moved between developing countries. Today they travel thousands of miles to reach developed countries. The percentage of migrants in the overall population of developed countries keeps increasing.
There are over 200 million international migrants today. This number equals to the population of Brazil, the fifth most populous country in the world. There are 35 million immigrants living in the United States. 13 million living in Russia. Germany, Ukraine, and India have around 6 million immigrants each.
This means that movements of people have a significant influence on all parts of the planet. People that move are usually the most entrepreneurial and driven. Numbers show that when countries lose such people, their economic growth and development slows down and countries that accept immigrants enrich their culture and speed up their development.
Reasons why people move, human rights and their violations, and history of international organizations are all the topics of this website.