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Lindley, Anna (2006) 'Migration and Financial Transfers: UK-Somalia.' Refuge: Canada's periodical on refugees, 23 (2). pp. 20-27.

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Migrants’ financial transfers have been estimated to be Somalia’s largest source of revenue. The UK is believed to be a significant source of these financial transfers to Somalia. Drawing on preliminary ethnographic research in the UK during 2004, this paper firstly presents some empirical observations on the dynamics of these movements of people and money between the UK and Somalia and other parts of the Horn of Africa. Secondly, it asks, in contexts of forced migration, what is the relevance of the popular concept of migrants’ financial transfers as part of a “transnational household livelihood strategy”? Notions of household, strategy, and what it means to send money in such contexts are critically reviewed. The analysis concludes with some challenges to common assumptions regarding refugees’ economic actions.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies
ISSN: 02295113
Copyright Statement: COPYRIGHT 2006 Centre for Refugee Studies
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2009 13:51
Related URLs: http://pi.libra ... ile/21351/20021

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