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customers at a mobile money shop

by: Leon Isaacs

As I sit here in France, a few hours from lock-down, I count myself fortunate that I am safely at home, feeling well, not in the target age group for the virus (well, not yet anyway) and in a caring community.  However, it did get me thinking about others who may not be as fortunate as me and, of course, about the impact of the virus upon individuals, communities and countries.  I also thought about its potential impact on remittances and because I can’t add to all the words that have been written about the health impact upon individuals I thought it might be useful to share my thoughts on the impact of Coronavirus on remittances and hopefully to begin a…

sending remittances steps and process

by: Poppy Isaacs

As the foundation of our business here at DMA Global is remittances and their effects, it wasn’t until I became a ‘sender’ during a project last year, that I fully understood the process. The concept of sending money is a pretty simple one, but in practice, it is not always so easy. Through my experiences, I have a lot more understanding of some of the big frustrations that migrants in particular have with sending money home.

The flow of how to send money online is as follows:

DMA Global was doing a project which involved interviewing Syrian refugees living in Germany who send money to their relatives living in Jordan. We were trying to…

paper money on coins

by: Nana Boakye-Adjei

Interest in diaspora finance has grown significantly over the last decade. International organisations, donors and governments are all keen to identify how best to mobilise funds from the diaspora to support economic development. International remittances, as is widely known, is one of the easiest ways that diasporas contribute to their countries of origin. Whilst ideas, pilots and policies have been developed to go beyond remittances and create an environment that expands the role of the diaspora in economic development, there have been limited success cases.

One area where the interest has continued to be high is…

The Challenges of Transferring Money in Syria

by Daniel Aron

Why are money transfers so vital to Syria?

In times of crisis, remittances exist as an invaluable source of income, and can act as a lifeline, enabling the acquisition of food, water and other essentials required to survive. Syria has been embroiled in a deteriorating humanitarian crisis since civil war broke out in 2011, including distressing reports of “genocide” in Aleppo[1]. However, the situation appears to finally be improving, with the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, last week envisaging 2017 as a year of diplomacy and rebuilding in Syria following five years of ‘ruthless war’[2]. Recent figures estimate that…