08 November 2008

World Bank warns of impact on poor

Robert Zoellick, head of the World Bank, is warning that the global credit crisis threatens to become a human crisis.

One of the most likely affected will be remittance workers, people from underdeveloped regions and countries who work in more affluent places and ship large portions of their wages home to support families.

Closer to home remittance workers and migrant labourers working in Alberta and elsewhere in Canada - largely responsible for the recent economic boon of regions like Stephenville and the Great Northern Peninsula -  may soon have less money to send back or may be heading home looking for work where work simply doesn't exist.