HARGEISA, 22 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Somalia’s two decades-old civil war has left most of the Horn of Africa in shambles, but there are pockets of relative calm.

One such area is Somaliland, which has effectively become a separate state from the rest of Somalia although it is not officially recognised.

Somaliland is made up of almost 3.5 million people and its economy is dependent on agriculture, livestock and remittances from the many thousands who live abroad.

It is estimated that the region receives at least $700m in remittances a year.

Mohammed Adow reports from Hargeysa [Hargeisa] on the money transfers that have become big business.

Source: Aljazeera [English]


  1. somaliland remittances most of the are primary which that somaliland economic is depended on the their income because most of the population are get their money with remittances that provide the services of the somaliland people need like ex change and money other activities .the remittances are part of the social economically support the somaliland population because they provide the job opportunity that increase the income of the people and increases the standard of the people k