Mohammed Ahamed waits at a money-transfer business in Minneapolis to send money to his ex-wife in Somalia. About 40 percent of all Somali families rely on remittances from another country.

Mohammed Ahamed waits at a money-transfer business in Minneapolis to send money to his ex-wife in Somalia. About 40 percent of all Somali families rely on remittances from another country.

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Eric Miller/Reuters

Data from World Bank

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