From Stella Opoku-Owusu, Africa UK.
Gibril Faal in the Independent: “Remittances could be as sustainable as international development finance”
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In 2012, remittance flows to developing countries was $400bn, of which $30bn went to Sub-Saharan Africa. Total remittances to Africa are estimated to be over $60bn annually.
In an article featured in the Independent, Gibril Faal chairman of AFFORD, highlights the importance of Remittances for sustainable development.
One of the most substantial contributions of the diaspora is the money they send to their countries of heritage. Migrants strive daily to enrich families and communities in poor countries across the world. This is done without fuss or fanfare, by cleaners and clinicians, builders and bankers alike, making them the hidden heroes of international development.
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