Bank account closures are threatening the lifeline that many Somali families depend on.
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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.