Tag Archives : Egypt


Remittances Hit $534 Billion in 2012, Setting New Record

Despite a sluggish economy, a report issued by the World Bank finds that worldwide remittances grew in 2012, with diaspora members from developing countries sending home three times more than official development aid.

International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) Remittances Hit a Record High of $534 Billion in 2012

Photo courtesy of Coptic Orphans

Volunteering in Unstable Environments, Lessons from Egypt’s Coptic Diaspora

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the organization Coptic Orphans wanted to help Egypt but was concerned about the safety of its volunteers. Nathan Hollenbeck discusses the difficult choices that diaspora organizations like his face when providing services to their homeland during a crisis.


Mimi Alemayehou’s Remarks at the 2012 Global Diaspora Forum

Read remarks by the Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Mimi Alemayehou, at the 2012 Global Diaspora Forum.

Mimi Alemayehou, Photo Credit - Pat Adams, USAID