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Social Development Bulletin, Impact of the Financial Crisis on International Migration in the Arab Region, Sixth Issue

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/Technical Paper.6
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This bulletin reviews the impact of the global financial crisis on international migration from and to the Arab region. Starting with an overview of the crisis and the resulting challenges and opportunities for the region, it then reviews lessons learned regarding the impact of wars and previous financial crises on international migration. To this end, the bulletin sets out three cases: the 1973 oil crisis, the 1990-1991 Gulf war and the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s.