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Aid agencies ask Kenya to allow resumption of Somali remittances

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Several aid agencies has asked Kenya to permit Somali money transfer firms to resume operations, expressing concern that halting remittances will hurt struggling families and relief operations in Somalia. A press release issued by a group of relief agencies including Oxfam, CARE, Mercy Corps,

A press release issued by a group of relief agencies including CARE, Oxfam, Adeso, Mercy Corps and World Vision Somalia said, “Somali people are losing their only formal, transparent and regulated channel through which to transmit and receive money.” Each year Somalis abroad use money remittance operators to send home approximately $1.3 billion, above all humanitarian and development aid to the country combined, according to a 2013 report by aid groups Oxfam,

Each year Somalis abroad use money remittance providers to send home approximately $1.3 billion, above all humanitarian and development aid to the country combined, according to a 2013 report by aid groups Oxfam, Adeso as well as the Inter-American Dialogue.

Source: Wochit News

 

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