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Brain drain costing region $1.5 billion every year
Around 70,000 Arab university graduates…
September 6, 2009 2:04 by kippreport
Around 70,000 Arab university graduates emigrate every year to search for jobs overseas, according to a new report by recruitment website talentRepublic.net. About 54 percent of Arab students studying abroad do not come back to their home country to work, the report says. It also states that about 100,000 scientists, doctors and engineers leave Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Tunis, Morocco and Algeria annually.
This brain drain costs the region around $1.57 billion every year, according to a study by the Arab League’s Department of Population and Migration Policies.