Press Release —Local April 01, 2021

IOM Moldova participated at Migration in UN's latest Country Analysis for Moldova

IOM

The large outflow of Moldovan migrants has led to substantial dependency of Moldova’s economy on remittances, being in the top 10 most remittance-dependent countries in the world. Income of the poorest households increased by 38% in pre-COVID-19 period, coming primarily from remittances and social assistance. At the same time, the share of the poor is three times higher in rural areas compared to urban areas, including among children.