While much of the news about the global financial crisis has focused on failed Wall Street banks, migrant workers and their families around the world are starting to feel the pain of slower economic growth. VOA - Pros Laput New York, Hong Kong, Philippines.
Women are the most vulnerable sector in the migration process, says Leila Rispens-Noel in this interview for December 18, done by Caroline Ausserer in Manila. Leila migrated herself from the Philippines to the Netherlands where she works for Oxfam Novib on supporting migrants' organisations.
Here, Singaporean Susan Buck's reflections start with an unwelcoming overcast June day and end with the importance of mutual understanding and compromise. A job in the travel industry, bowler hats, leg-pulling and turning heads were allpart of the scene in 60's London. Originally posted on www.traydio.com
The Philippines has more than 8 million of its citizens spread all over the world, in more than 190 countries. The government established an official labour export programme which transforms every year around one million of its citizens into migrants. They leave their country for the sake of improving their life and the life of their families. A report from Manila by Caroline Ausserer and Rutch Reichstein.
Radio 1812 is an initiative launched by December 18 in 2006. It is a global event that brings together migrant groups and radios from around the world to produce, broadcast and share programmes celebrating the achievements and highlighting the concerns of migrants worldwide. Click here to download the progress report.