Millions of people in the Horn of Africa nation Somalia rely on money sent from their relatives and friends abroad in order to survive. These remittances have been the lifeline for many in a country that is struggling to recover from its failed state status after two decades of civil war and conflict. But it is feared that a decision by Barclays Bank to close the accounts of some of the biggest Somali money transfer firms, will have a devastating effect on the country and its people. AU-UN/IST
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