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Somali Diaspora Contribution to Somali's Development: An Example of Somali Remittance

Mustafa Omar Abshir

Abstract: Somalia?s population is commonly estimated at 14.4 million, of who more than three million are thought to live abroad. This estimate implies that some 14% of Somalia?s population is now living outside the country as a Diaspora community, a proportion so large as to justify describing Somalia as ?a truly globalised nation?. This huge number of Somali Diaspora makes a major contribution to the Somali economy and livelihoods through remittances, humanitarian assistance and participation in recovery and reconstruction efforts. Without this support, the economy of the country would have collapsed long ago. Nevertheless, the scale of assistance from the Somali Diaspora and the manner in which their support is delivered on the ground is little understood by the international development community. This study seeks to highlight where and how the Diaspora?s efforts are currently focused and to maximize the valuable contribution that the Diaspora can make to humanitarian, recovery and development efforts.

Keywords: Diaspora, Development, Remittance, Economic, investment

Country: Turkey, Subject Area: Arts and Humanities

Pages: 67 - 72

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018

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Mustafa Omar Abshir, "Somali Diaspora Contribution to Somali's Development: An Example of Somali Remittance", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018, 67 - 72

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