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Left behind

Migrants make headlines all the time, but what about those they leave behind?

This is the flipside of migration. Migrants make headlines all the time, but what about those they leave behind? The so-called ‘motherless villages’ of Indonesia; rural Senegal where not enough men are left to work the fields and the Guatemalan parents who risk their children’s lives, sending them on the perilous journey to the US. Stories of deserted families and communities, revealing the bigger picture of the country that has been abandoned.

(Photo: Ramatoulaye Guisse shops at Sylla village market. Credit: Sofia Christensen)

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