June 16

Analysis: It’s a Family Affair: One Billion People Benefit From Migrant Earnings

“People may ask what kind of father I am to leave behind my wife and daughter. But what kind of a father would I be if I stayed and couldn’t provide them with a decent life?” said Yerima, a migrant from Togo.

For many households, the money sent back from an overseas family member helps make ends meet, is a lifeline in a crisis, drives social mobility, and even supports the broader community.

Photo courtesy of Monito.

Source: United Nations Development Program (link opens in a new window)

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financial inclusion, remittances, SDGs