Cutting The Lifeline

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20100505Migrant workers' remittances provide a lifeline for millions in the world's poorest countries.|But the global economic crisis is cutting that lifeline for many people.|The flow of remittance money is drying up - and increasingly it's the workers themselves - rather than their wages - that are heading home.|The small Central American country of Honduras is one of the poorest in the western hemisphere and depends for almost thirty percent of its income on remittances.|In this programme we hear from Honduran migrant workers in the U.S.|who are struggling to find jobs - and from their impoverished families back home.|Producer: Vera Frankl|An IGA production for BBC Radio 4.|The impact of the global economic crisis on migrant workers and their families back home.