Remittances in Crises:A Case study from Pakistan(PP-10)

Remittances in Crises:A Case study from Pakistan(PP-10)

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  • Friday | 01 Sep, 2006
  • Abid Qaiyum Suleri
  • Research Reports,Project Publications
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Abid Qaiyum Suleri and Kevin Savage

2006

 

International remittances have played a significant role in livelihoods in the wake of the earthquake that hit northern Pakistan in October 2005. A large number of people from the earthquake-affected areas of the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Kashmir live abroad and, although remittance flows were severely disrupted by the earthquake, they recovered relatively quickly. The widespread destruction and damage inflicted on the economy means that external sources of income such as remittances will be vital to recovery, both for individual households and for the country as a whole.