Aid to Asia from Families Abroad: The Role of Remittances in Post-Tsunami Relief
With estimates of more than two million people displaced in tsunami-devastated Asia, financial aid from migrants abroad will play a critical role in immediate humanitarian aid and long-term reconstruction.
The Migration Information Source, an online resource at www.migrationinformation.org, provides a collection of articles that outline the role of remittances in assisting countries of origin as well as the impact that the devastation is likely to have on migration debates. It also features data on immigrants in the United States from affected countries, including states where migrants have settled.
Immigrants from Tsunami-Affected Countries in the United States
Source: Census 2000 Five Percent Public Use Microdata Sample
"Migrants have long contributed to the welfare of those in their home countries through remittances, and I expect that one of the greatest forces for aid to Asian countries in this time of crisis will be immigrants who give generously and motivate others in the community to do the same," said Source Managing Editor Kimberly Hamilton.
Articles in The Source collection include: