A massive outpouring of support followed in the wake of the disaster, allowing Oxfam to help families recover and rebuild. “Positive things are happening here now,” says one survivor in Aceh.
Even in a year as tough as 2014, there have been a few bright moments. Here are five positive stories you helped make possible.
Somalis facing ongoing conflict and a worsening food crisis can now revel in some good news—thanks to a recent decision by a California bank.
Banking rules could threaten to cut the flow of money hard-working members of the Somali diaspora in the US send home to their families each year.
Not a good idea to stop the legitimate flow of money to a country facing a food crisis.
Somali-Americans’ greatest fear isn’t that they won’t be able to find the money to support their families—it’s that US government regulations may prevent them from sending it.