(01 Apr 08 - RV) Recent data from the World Bank estimated that remittances are the
largest source of external finance for developing countries, more so than foreign
direct investment or even foreign aid.
Even as they work to support themselves,
their loved-ones and their countries of origin, migrant workers face enormous challenges
and often frightening hardship.
A spokesperson for the inter-governmental
organisation working on migration, the International Organisation for Migration or
IOM, Jemini Pandya spoke with us about the difficulties facing migrants and their