Egypt is Among the First Countries to Join the International Call to Action “Remittances in Crisis: How to Keep Them Flowing”, Aimed to Ensure the Flow of Remittances to Prevent the Negative Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19

Cairo, 16 June 2020—The Arab Republic of Egypt is one of the first countries to join the International Call to Action: “Remittances in Crisis: How to Keep them Flowing.” This initiative is spearheaded by the Embassy of Switzerland and the Embassy of the United Kingdom, in order to mitigate and combat the negative socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19, on migrants and the local economy.  The Call to Action is designed to highlight the vital role that remittances play in supporting hundreds of millions of people around the world, and to generate momentum around a number of import