Title

Migration data in the Caribbean

Author Information

Migration Data Portal

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Migration

Keywords

Migration, Carribean, Migrantion, Haiti, Pattern, Charts

Description

Long-term migration patterns in the Caribbean1 can be characterized by two principal dynamics. The first, and most prominent, is emigration out of the region, mainly toward Northern America (with the United States being the main destination country) as well as Europe. The second is intraregional migration, characterized in large part by migration from Haiti to the Dominican Republic and in lesser part by emigration from Haiti and the Dominican Republic to other island territories and countries in the region, including the Bahamas (IOM, 2018). Intraregional migration and mobility, both permanent and temporary, of nationals between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member countries / territories has also become more prominent in recent years.

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Migration data in the Caribbean

Long-term migration patterns in the Caribbean1 can be characterized by two principal dynamics. The first, and most prominent, is emigration out of the region, mainly toward Northern America (with the United States being the main destination country) as well as Europe. The second is intraregional migration, characterized in large part by migration from Haiti to the Dominican Republic and in lesser part by emigration from Haiti and the Dominican Republic to other island territories and countries in the region, including the Bahamas (IOM, 2018). Intraregional migration and mobility, both permanent and temporary, of nationals between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member countries / territories has also become more prominent in recent years.