Migrants sent half a trillion dollars home last year. These maps show where the money went

Published November 2016
Written by Simon Torkington Formative Content

There are now 244 million people living in a country other than the one they were born in, according to migration figures from the United Nations.

Many of those people went overseas to find work, leaving their families behind. For a growing number of families, the money their relatives send home, known as remittances, is their main source of income.

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