Sunday, 13 July 2014

You are invited to a panel discussion
Somalia Briefing
Threats to food security & remittances

 Monday 14th July 2014 at 5pm

Degan Ali
Executive Director, Adeso

Sara Pantuliano
Director, Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI

Abdirashid Duale
CEO, Dahabshiil
The food security situation in many areas of Somalia is critical. NGOs and humanitarian organisations striving to prevent a repeat of the 2011 famine have warned of a US$800m funding shortfall.

In 2011, when an estimated 260,000 Somalis died as a result of the famine, remittances from the Somali diaspora played a vital role in preventing further loss of life.

Today, Somali money transfer companies are finding it increasingly difficult to operate as they are denied access to banking facilities in the USA, UK and Europe.

The discussion will examine food security, remittances and the links between the two with the aim of identifying potential solutions and facilitating new partnerships.
Drinks and light refreshments will be served

Please note that attendance is by invitation only
Registration is essential as space is limited

Email or phone 020 7222 4006