Four out of five children who live or work on the street in
Head of the Office of the International Organization for Migration Bermet Moldobaeva spoke about the situation in external migration.
The main destination country for our migrants is still Russia, where 77 percent of migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan are employed. At the same time, the number of our citizens there is growing all the time. The second most important country is Kazakhstan, the third is Turkey. Today, there are 4 percent of our citizens. Another 2 percent work in South Korea, 3 percent work in other countries.Bermet Moldobaeva
According to her, the peculiarity of migration is the departure for the work of both parents. «And the increasing problem is the children left by them. We do not say that these are abandoned children. They are temporarily left (for a year or two, five or ten years). Parents send them money for maintenance, education," Bermet Moldobaeva said.
The head of the UNICEF office in the
Children of migrants do not go to school, they can live on the street, they have to work.
She noted the great dependence of the economy on remittances of labor migrants. «There is no big industry in