An estimated 258 million people, approximately 3 per cent of the world’s population, currently live outside their country of origin. Migrants can be vulnerable to human rights violations. Human rights violations against migrants can include a denial of civil and political rights such as arbitrary detention, torture, or a lack of due process, as well as economic, social and cultural rights such as the rights to health, housing or education. The denial of migrants’ rights is often closely linked to discriminatory laws and to deep-seated attitudes of prejudice (United Nations Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner, 2020).
Push and pull factors of migration (Easy to read article)