Long an emigration country, Portugal began receiving high inflows of migrants from the Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa as of the mid-70s onwards, notably Cape Verde, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe and Mozambique.

Owing to economic growth from the 1990s onwards, relevant influxes of labour migrants from Brazil and the Eastern European countries, namely Ukraine, Moldova, Russia and Romania were registered.

At present, there are over 445,000 regular migrants residing in Portugal (2010), accounting for about 4 per cent of the total population. Considering the reality of these migration flows – particularly the high inflow of Brazilian migrants, populations from Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa and labour migrants from Eastern Europe, IOM assists and works together with the Portuguese Government in migration management in the fields of assisted voluntary return and reintegration, counter-trafficking, migration and development, labour migration and integration.

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