How migrants who send money home have become a global economic force

Migrants contribute to their families and communities in their country of origin by sending money home

Migrants send home more money than countries receive in aid. Image: REUTERS/Eric Thayer

William Lacy Swing
Digital Member, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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Top remittance receivers in 2016 Image: IMF and World Bank
Control over earning is an important dynamism in women's empowerment. A woman returnee migrant worker from Saudi Arabia exchange money at the money changer booth at the ZIA International Airport, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Image: IOM/Bashir Ahmed Sujan
All amounts are in US dollars Image: World Bank
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