Migration, in reverse Out of money and fearing the virus, hundreds of thousands of foreign workers are flooding home Ramakrishnan Athekkatil stands outside his spacious, two-story home in India, which he was able to build by leaving his home country and taking a job in the Persian Gulf. (Ashiq MK for The Washington Post) Story by Joanna Slater, Kareem Fahim and Katie McQue Graphics by Lauren Tierney Oct. 1, 2020 In his long years away from his family, Ramakrishnan Athekkatil often imagined what it would be like to settle down back in India.

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