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Documentary: Witness – Dust in the lung (Video)

info-pictogram1 One journalist is determined to help China’s millions of migrant workers suffering from the deadly black lung disease.
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2014 Was The Deadliest Year For Migrants Around The World (Video)

info-pictogram1 Dec. 18 is International Migrants Day, and 2014 was the deadliest year on record for migrants around the world. More than 3,000 drowned crossing the Mediterranean, over 500 died in the Bay of Bengal and at least 300 died trying to cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico. International Organization for Migrants Director General William Lacy Swing has called for urgent action to save lives.

China: For my Blue Brothers (Video)

info-pictogram1 Follow former Chinese journalist He Zhongzhou as he struggles to support migrant workers and protect their rights.
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Documentary: Money in Minutes (Video)

Migrants send money home to support their families, but there is a dark side to cash transfers.

info-pictogram1 Money transfers — or remittances sent home by migrant workers — is big business. Some $500 billion dollars circle the globe every year.

Money in Minutes looks at the business of money transfers in the context of global migration. Filmmakers follow migrant workers such as Brando Alvarenga, a construction worker in Miami who sends funds to his family in Honduras; Li Wang, a textile worker in Italy who sends money home to China; and Gauri Gurung, a cloth vendor from Nepal working in Dubai.

It Is a fiercely competitive business, and there are many companies providing the service to migrants sending money home.

But there is also a darker side, involving money laundering and smuggling rings. How do the authorities deal with this growing problem of misuse?
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