In 2016, 250 million international migrants sent almost half a trillion US dollars back to their communities in developing countries, 40 per cent of which – around $200 billion – reached rural areas where poverty runs deepest. Today, one in ten people in the world are involved in sending or receiving remittances, which provide a crucial lifeline for families in difficult situations and in fragile contexts. Join leading experts on migration and remittances here in Perugia as we look at how migrants matter, here and back home.

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