'A day without migrants'
From 21 to 26 November 2016, IOM is launching a new global campaign called: ‘A day without migrants’. Supported by IOM Egypt and the IOM Development Fund, the campaign focuses on how a day without migrants would look like. Contrary to what some may believe, migrants do play a vital role in the global economy.
Studies show that immigrants bring growth and innovation in both the countries they come from, and in those they move to. In the United States alone, immigrants have founded or co-founded companies such as Google, Intel, WhatsApp, PayPal, eBay, Tesla and Yahoo! Although they make up less than 15 percent of the population, skilled immigrants account for over half of Silicon Valley start-ups and over half of patents.
More information: http://www.iom.int/news/iom-launches-day-without-migrants-social-media-campaign
Watch the campaign movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVwrkYnKZT4