Guardian: A visual map of the money migrants send back home

There’s been a lot of buzz out there in the aid and development world lately following a report describing just how big an economic driver is the practice of migrant workers sending money back home. The wonks call these money transfers ‘remittances,’ which is a terrible word unless your goal is to bore people.

The Guardian, despite using the terrible word, has made this much more interesting by illustrating where the money flows:

Remittances around the world visualised



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