Migrants send home $7.5 billion to Ukraine from Europe in 2014

Ukraine has become a leader in receiving money from its citizens living and working in Europe, according to the latest report “Sending Money Home: European flows and markets,” according to a report based on World Bank data. TheInternational Fund for Agricultural Developmentreport, publishedon June 15, showsthat migrants who live in Europe sent back to their home countries$109.4 billion in remittances last year.

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Migranti, da Europa 109 miliardi l’anno in rimesse: “150 miloni sopravvivono così”

L’Europa non perde ricchezza nel momento in cui i suoi lavoratori immigrati inviano i soldi a casa. E questo denaro garantisce la sopravvivenza di oltre 150 milioni di persone. E’ il quadro disegnato dal rapporto “Mandare soldi a casa: flussi e mercati europei” presentato dal Fondo Internazionale per lo Sviluppo Agricolo e incentrato sull’analisi delle rimesse.

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Remittances can give migrants a better chance at home

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More numerous by the day, people continue to risk their lives to reach more promising lands. It is estimated that this year more than 30,000 could lose their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea alone. Many are escaping from wars and violence; many more are fleeing from poverty and misery.

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France and Italy Can’t Seem to Agree on What to Do About the Immigration Crisis

Since Thursday June 11th, about 200 immigrants have been trying to cross the border between France and Italy, near the small town of Ventimiglia in Italy, but the French police have been preventing their entrance into the country. For the Italian Minister of the Interior, Angelino Alfano, this incident in Ventimiglia is “a slap in the face” from Europe. This weekend tensions increased between France and Italy concerning the issue of sharing responsibility for the increase in immigrants.

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