Taking into consideration the social, economic, and political instabilities of the Arab region, millions have made foreign countries their home, in hopes of building a better future.
Here are six of the largest receivers of Arab migrants:
The majority of the Arab diaspora in Brazil comes from Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria, as migration started during the Ottoman Empire and after the first World War.
There is at least six million, full or partial, Lebanese descendants in Brazil, and back in 2014, a good 10 percent of parliamentarians were of Lebanese origin.
Even though it is forbidden and against the law to collect statistics regarding "racial or ethnic origin" in France, an estimated six million Arabs reside in the country.
A study conducted by Institut Montaigne in 2004, was able to come up with a rough number. According to the study, 5.5 million or nine percent come from North Africa (Maghreb countries,) and half a million come from the Middle East and Turkey.
According to Global Arab World Migration and Diasporas, there are around four to five million Yemeni and Omani descendants in Indonesia.
As Arab traders connected the spice and silk markets between South East and Far East Asia and the Arab region hundred of years ago, settlers contributed to the growth of the Arab diaspora we see today.
6. The United States
The Arab diaspora in the U.S. is estimated at 3.7 million, mostly originating from Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Palestine.
The large Arab community is known for celebrating its heritage and roots by organizing an annual Arab-American and North African Street Festival in New York annually since 2002.