Keeping the lifeline open

Briefing Note on strengthening and maintaining remittance transfers to Somalia , August 2013

Every year, Somali migrants around the world send approximately
$1.3 billion to friends and families at home, dwarfing
humanitarian aid to Somalia.1 Of these remittances, over £100
million comes from the United Kingdom.2 Individual transfers are
usually less than £200, and often as little as £25: average income
in Somalia is under £200, a year. Families depend on the money
for basic costs such as food, water, education and healthcare,
and to cope with new crises.

Read more about the briefing: SOMSA-Remittances Briefing Note – August 2013

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