By TED HESSON
Filipinos make up one the largest groups of migrant workers across the globe, after migrants from China and India. Roughly 10 percent of those born in the Philippines now live somewhere else.
When we talk about immigration, we sometimes forget that this isn’t just about people picking up their belongings and trying to make a better life for themselves. It’s also about economic conditions that drive people from their home countries, sometimes out of desperation.
Al Jazeera photographer Tanya Kaur Bindra tells the story of modern-day Filipino immigration in this series of 15 photos.
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Photo: A young mother stands outside of a MSF tent in Niger, where her baby has been admitted for severe malnutrition. © Tanya Bindra/Al Jazeera
About six million people are at risk of going hungry in Niger due to population growth, rising prices for staple foods, and lack of basic healthcare. Individual family efforts to make ends meet are faltering, as the queue of undernourished mothers and children continue to grow at relief camps.