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Haja, who works and lives in London, used to receive money from her parents when she was studying in France. She tells IOM UK that now it is now her turn to send remittances and support members of her extended family and that it is too expensive to send money.
Sending remittances is not a tradition or a cultural thing, but helping others financially is a responsibility. People in my family who are financially more comfortable will always take care of those relatives who need help.
When Manila was hit by a magnitude-7 earthquake on 22 April 2016, the capital city’s 11 million residents were in chaos. I saw death and injuries by the thousand.