Saturday, 9 June 2007

Remittances during crises: implications for humanitarian response

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Source: Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) - UK
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Remittances – migrants sending money home – are an important part of many people's lives around the world. In disasters, they can play a particularly important part in how people survive and recover because they represent a relatively stable form of income, usually increase in times of crisis and directly contribute to household income. However, humanitarian actors often fail to consider remittances in assessments and response design – a neglect that reflects a broader tendency to undervalue the capacities of crisis-affected populations. [Read more]

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