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COVID-19 and remittances in Africa

Remittances are an important tool for economic growth. But the COVID-19 crisis threatens this safety net for millions of households.

Many migrant workers send their earnings to family back in their country of origin. For many African countries, remittances are a vital financial inflow. This StoryMap explores how the decline in remittances due to the pandemic could affect African countries and if the digitalisation of money transfers really is a solution.

Find out more on the Africa Knowledge Platform.

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