03 October 2011
Recently some Ukrainian media reported on ?6.5 million labour migrants from Ukraine?, apparently referring to IOM data. The IOM Mission in Ukraine would like to clarify that the Mission has not published such figures. The figure of 6.5 million people mentioned in IOM Ukraine?s publication ?Migration in Ukraine. Facts and Figures? refers to expatriate Ukrainians according to the census of the population of the foreign countries where they reside and not to labour migrants. The source of the data is the World Bank Factbook, 2011.