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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

Nawaya Network

Lebanese-American Gives Back, Interview with Zeina Saab

Zeina Saab is the 28-year-old Lebanese-American founder of The Nawaya Network. She recently spoke with MPI’s Susanna Groves about her decision to reverse Lebanon’s “brain drain” and move back to Beirut to start a nonprofit organization that empowers underprivileged and at-risk Lebanese youth by connecting them to financial, educational, and material resources.