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Webinar: the importance of migrants’ remittances in times of crisis

A virtual parliamentary webinar on the importance of migrants’ remittances in times of crisis heard evidence of the impact of COVID-19 on amounts being sent home by migrants, and discussed ways of keeping these transfers flowing and making them easier.

The webinar, which was organised by PACE’s Migration Committee and its Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies, brought together international experts in the field, representatives of companies involved in making transfers and parliamentarians.

Ideas discussed included ways of improving data-collection about remittances, making transfers easier and cheaper using new technologies, and maximising the impact of remittances.