Foreign residents in the GCC are sending less money home in remittances as the global economic downturn takes its toll, according to industry insiders.
Foreign workers are seen in a bus at a construction site in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 13, 2006. (Reuters)
Impact on home countries of migrant workers
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, Saudi security forces watch Ethiopians gather as they wait to be repatriated in Manfouha, southern Riyadh. Saudi Arabia says it has deported “more than a quarter million” foreign migrant workers from the kingdom over the past three months. (AP Photo, File)