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Letter to Barclays Bank - "No winners from the closure of Barclays’ Somali accounts"

Written by 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.