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Oxfam reaction to temporary injunction granted to Somali money transfer operator in case against Barclays

Posted by Grace Cahill Humanitarian Press Officer

5th Nov 2013

In response to the High Court granting a temporary injunction to the money transfer operator Dahabshiil in the case against Barclays, Oxfam's Director of Campaigns and Policy Ben Phillips said:

"The ruling provides a small window of opportunity for Somalis living in the UK to send money home to loved ones in one of the poorest countries in the world.  However, this does not solve the problem - a long-term fix is needed to safeguard hundreds of thousands of people relying on the money for food, medicines and education. 

"It is now critical that the Treasury shows leadership across government to implement its proposed reforms of the sector and works with the banks to create a robust long-term solution to allow money to be sent legally to Somalia." 

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Humanitarian Press Officer

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