How Aid in Cash, Not Goods, Averted a Famine in Somalia
The new expansion of a cash-based strategy, largely owing to Somalia's strong network of money vendors, ultimately formed the basis of a formal team, called the Cash Based Response Working Group 2017.
IPS, 8 September 2017
In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about risks of a famine in the country, the UN's Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),… Read more »
Des liasses de shillings somaliens dans un bureau de change à Mogadiscio, en Somalie. Des millions de Somaliens comptent sur l’argent envoyé par leurs proches et amis à l’étranger sous la forme de transferts de fonds pour survivre.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 22 August 2017
People suffering in Somalia's latest drought have fared better when donors deftly shift funding to emergency projects that help residents save money and stockpile food, a charity… Read more »
Nation, 21 June 2017
A leading money transfer firm has rallied corporates, individuals and governments to join hands and support thousands of Somalis hit by prolonged drought. Read more »