The Human Truth Foundation

Which Country in the Middle East Has the Most Immigrants Or Emigrants?

By Vexen Crabtree 2017

#emigration #immigration #migration #population #the_middle_east

Percent of Population
Pos.Immigrants (2017)
%1
Emigrants (2010)
%2
Population (2018)
Population3
1UAE88.4%1.2%9.6m
2Kuwait75.5%8.5%4.1m
3Qatar65.2%0.7%2.8m
4Bahrain48.4%3.7%1.6m
5Oman44.7%0.5%4.8m
6Saudi Arabia37.0%0.7%33.7m
7Jordan33.3%11.3%10.0m
8Lebanon31.9%15.6%6.9m
9Israel23.6%14.0%8.4m
10Cyprus16.0%17.0%1.2m
11Turkey6.0%5.6%82.3m
12Syria5.5%4.2%16.9m
13Palestine5.2%68.4%4.9m
14Iran3.3%1.7%81.8m
15Yemen1.4%4.7%28.5m
16Iraq1.0%4.9%38.4m
17Egypt0.5%4.4%98.4m
The Middle East Avg28.6%9.8%25.6m
q=17.

The countries in The Middle East with the highest percent of immigrants in their populations are UAE (88.4%), Kuwait (75.5%) and Qatar (65.2%), although the average for The Middle East is 29%. The highest rates of emigration are seen in Palestine (68.4%), Cyprus (17.0%) and Lebanon (15.6%), with an average regional rate of 10%.