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Disruption in Sending Cash Home Distresses Somali Immigrants

Once a month for years, Ahmed Ahmed has been going to Dahabshil, a money service agency catering to the Somali community outside Washington.  The taxi driver has sent $200 every month to his family of eight left behind at home — until recently. The service has been stopped, leaving Ahmed very worried. “Forget the medicine or anything else," he said. "The priority is food.  If they don’t get the money, they don’t have food.  They don’t have any jobs.” After...

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