The real numbers are higher as donations by NRI are not being accounted for in the normal numbers, informal social networks are more Impacting than official channels as in the case of the Gulf; through the community association, the church and the masjid. The overall numbers will be much higher. I have seen many Indian owned companies do a wonderful job at mobilising resources in Muscat for relief efforts in Kerala. There are similar initiatives all over the gulf. Gulf Migrants can pull punches financially we contribute the most remittances unlike North America green card cousins. The reality in the Gulf is not a binary narrative and very incomplete to what is projected in the Indian English Media run from Lutyens.
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