Tower Hamlets in London

Understanding Bank De-Risking and its Effects on Financial Inclusion

De-risking’ refers to financial institutions closing the accounts of clients perceived as high risk for money laundering or terrorist financing abuse, namely money service businesses, non-profit organizations, correspondent banks and foreign embassies. This report explores the linkages between bank de-risking and the ascendance of the risk-based approach to anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). 

Somali women talking

Somali Solutions

This report looks at Somali women’s experiences with conflict, peace, violence, insecurity and state rebuilding

Abdi Ahmed Jamaa and his son collecting water for their animals from a rehabilitated barkad. Photo by TARDO/Oxfam

Clean water – renewed hope in a Somali village

Access to clean and safe water is difficult in Bowdha Dogore village in Adado district, Somalia, where Abdi Ahmed Jamaa, together with his 14 children and two wives reside. Oxfam partnered with TARDO and have been rehabilitating water cisterns (barkads).

Screen copy of the timeline of the food security crisis in Somalia. Credit: Africa Research Institute

Timeline of the crisis in Somalia

Our friends at Africa Research Institute have developed a useful timeline to track the development of the food crisis in Somalia month by month.

Oxfam’s Haiti appeal fully funded

International aid agency Oxfam today announced that its Humanitarian Haiti earthquake appeal was closing due to the overwhelming generosity of the public worldwide. Oxfam has received approximately $100m for its emergency work in Haiti.
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