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An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Letter to Barclays Bank - "No winners from the closure of Barclays’ Somali accounts"

2 September 2013
Kevin Watkins
​Kevin Watkins, the Executive Director of the Overseas Development Institute has called on Barclays Bank to reconsider its decision to close its Somalia accounts, describing the move as 'unwarranted, unnecessary and a threat to some of the world's most vulnerable people’.

He cites new research from the Humanitarian Policy Group in ODI on a major cash transfer programme introduced in response to the Horn of Africa famine.

This post features the author's personal view and does not represent the view of ODI.

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ODI Letter to Barclays (pdf, 172.09k, 2 pages)

Humanitarian Policy Group