The Somali Diaspora

From The Official Blog of Amb. David H. Shinn Thu Nov 8 2012, 22:34:00

The Institute for Security Studies published on 5 November 2012 a report on the role of the Somali diaspora. Written by Mashaka Lewela, it focuses on the Somali community in Kenya and the role the diaspora can play in rebuilding the country.

An estimated 14 percent of Somalia's population now lives outside the country. Annual remittances to Somalia may now reach $1.6 billion and to Somaliland $700 million.

Click here to read the report.

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