The incredible rise of migrants‘ remittances

Migrants send more than 500 billion dollars to their home countries. After 2000, those remittances have rapidly overtaken official development aid. For the first time, a visualisation shows the evolution of migrants‘ remittances since 1970. Explore TagesWoche’s interactive map.

Visualisation Remittances English (Bild: David Bauer, Ilya Boyandin, René Stalder)

Migrants send more than 500 billion dollars to their home countries. After 2000, those remittances have rapidly overtaken official development aid. For the first time, a visualisation shows the evolution of migrants‘ remittances since 1970. Explore TagesWoche’s interactive map.

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