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Migration and Remittances News Roundup (Feb. 18, 2011)

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Migrating to Europe… UK introduced new quotas for foreign workers. Australian immigration minister urges Europe to integrate immigrants as citizens rather than as guest workers. Italian has seen a surge in North Africa migrants as a result of the ongoing crisis.

Remittance flows… Philippines reported a 8.2% increase in inflows in 2010. Remittances to Jamaica also increased by 6.5% in 2010 but were still lower than in 2008.

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Ani Silwal

Economist in the World Bank’s Poverty and Equity Global Practice

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