News update

For Somalis, the lifeline holds

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.

First Person blog

Video: Somalia’s lifeline depends on you

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.

First Person blog

In Somaliland, queuing for cash

Knowing that a $60 transfer had arrived for me I took my place behind a long procession of Somalilanders eager to collect funds that their relatives, friends and broader kin had sent from other countries.