Darkness descends

Darkness descends upon the family in the narrow alley of the Old Town. There are many mouths to feed and the job opportunities are few, but mom makes sure the children's clothes are neat and clean.

Quezon City, Manila.

In 2017, it was estimated that 2.4 million Filipinos, out of a total population of more than 100 million, worked overseas - many as production or service workers. 

Official figures indicate that Filipino migrants returned over 1.5 billion DKK to their families in the same year. And those were just the official numbers. It's a lot of money, but the price is high. Many children grow up without one or both parents.

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