The number of expats in the capital of Kuwait, where the U.N. is planning to send its first envoy, has risen to the top of a list of countries with the highest number of foreign nationals, a U.K.-based think tank said Monday.
The World Bank, which works to support expatriating workers in the U.”s developing economies, has ranked Kuwait No. 1 for the number of people living abroad, while Qatar has topped the list for expatriated workers, the Institute for Policy Studies, a think tank, said in a report.
Kuwait’s expatriation rate is almost 60 percent higher than that of other Gulf states, including Bahrain, the UAE and Oman, according to the report, which also looked at data from 2016.
The report also noted that the U,A.E. has the largest expatriations of its kind among the countries it considers a “high priority” for the United Nations.”
Es and Kuwait are high-priority countries in our analysis for the UN envoy,” the think tank’s report said.”
Our analysis shows that they are the most likely to be affected by the UN’s plan for a new regional body.
And they are a high-profile target of criticism from some of the world’s worst human rights abusers, including Qatar.
“A U.C. Berkeley University report in February found that more than half of the expatriators in the UAE, which the U-S.
has called the Gulf state of choice, are U.W. workers.
The U.R.C.-B.F. report also found that the UAE has the highest rate of expatriants among the states listed by the United Nation as being at “high risk of being targeted for state-sponsored violence and repression.”
The report, published on Monday, comes after President Donald Trump in January announced a plan to send an envoy to Kuwait, but did not mention Kuwait in the process.
The Kuwaiti government has said the envoy would be based in Washington, D.C., but not be allowed to visit the country, which is home to nearly 2 million people.