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Benjamin Gerstein

Benjamin Gerstein

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  • September 22, 2020

    COVID-19 Takes Toll on Migrant Families and Remittances

    Benjamin Gerstein in Global Development | September 22, 2020

    Yusuf Ahmed, a taxi driver in the U.S., has been unable to send money to support his brother and his family of six in Somalia due to stay-at-home orders and economic uncertainty back home. Ahmed is just one of millions facing similar circumstances as remittance flows have been disrupted because of the COVID-19 pandemic… This sudden decline in remittance flows comes at a time when remittances have gained prominence as a tool for poverty eradication and development finance.