Last year, migrant sent around 585 billion US-Dollars to their home countries worldwide, to support their families or friends who live there. Many people – especially in developing countries – depend on these payments. In Nepal and Liberia, these money transfers (or “remittances”) account for more than 30 percent of the current Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
From and to where does this money flow? What is it mainly used for in the recipient countries? And how fair are the incurred fees? These and many other questions are answered in our infographics “Remittances – When migrants send money home”.
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The 2030 Agenda was adopted in 2015. With this, the global community has set itself 17 goals for sustainable development (SDGs), which are to be achieved by 2030. A lot has already been achieved in recent years, but there are also major challenges. This infographic provides an overview of selected SDGs and their status quo.
Migration is not only changing the appearance of many places and cities in Germany, it also leaves its traces in German culture, most of all in the German language. What are the tangible consequences of this phenomenon?