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action group on cross border remittances

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Somali remittances update: banking up the wrong tree

Edward Paice reflects on the undesirable effects of interrupting remittance flows to Somalia and the UK government response which lays the blame, wrongly, at the door of Somali money transfer operators.
More than US$1.2 billion is remitted to the Somali regions annually from around the world.
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Somali remittances: 10 things you need to know

Hannah Gibson assesses the implications for Somalia of Barclay’s announcement that it will close the accounts of all but 19 of its 165 clients in the remittance transfer business.