South-south migration" helps economies of developing countries

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Almost half of the 110 million international migrants each year move from developing countries to other developing countries, according to a senior United Nations official.

Yvonne Lodico, the head of the New York Office of the UN Institute for Training and Research, participated in a seminar on south-south migration in New York on Tuesday.

She says that due to globalization and the growth of developing countries, people are no longer just migrating to developed countries.

"Maybe almost 50 per cent of the level of migration is going south-south rather than just south-north, about 110 million people. We learned that the second largest source of revenue for certain countries such as the Philippines was remittances from the people from the Philippines who have migrated ad most of the migration has been from south-south."

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