A lifeline at risk

COVID-19, remittances and children.


800 million people globally are dependent on remittances – and they have declined dramatically due to the economic impact of COVID19, and are projected to decline by a further 14 per cent until the end of 2021. Seventy-five per cent of remittances are used for the essentials – to keep children in school, to feed families, to keep a roof over their head. What does the decline do for boys and girls around the world? This report explores its impact across child poverty, education, nutrition, child labour and child marriage, and features case studies from Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Canada and Brazil.

Lifeline report cover.

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