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An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN

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Lost in intermediation: how excessive charges undermine the benefits of remittances for Africa

Publication - Research reports and studies - 16 April 2014
Africans living abroad face some of the highest fees in the world to send money home, costing their families approximately $1.8 billion a year in lost income. This report, funded by Comic Relief and Unbound Philanthropy, analyses global charges on money sent to sub-Saharan Africa, and estimates that reducing charges to global average levels would generate enough income to put 14 million children into school and provide safe water to 21 million people.

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