July 2017

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Credit: Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS)

Syrian communities abroad key for reconstruction

by The Aleppo Project on July 24, 2017

DIASPORA: “Emigrants and their descendants, who live outside the country of their birth or ancestry, either on a temporary or permanent basis, yet still maintain effective and material ties to their countries of origin.”[i]

Diasporas are increasingly seen as powerful agents of economic and social development, crisis first-responders and post-conflict partners. They invest in their countries of origin by sending remittances, starting businesses and providing medical and other services.

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