Congress just passed the first phase of debt relief for Somalia. Please ask the White House to support debt relief for Somalia.
The Human Development Index ranks Somalia among the 5 least developed countries on earth. Possibly the poorest country on the African continent, Somalia has a 73% extreme poverty rate. Without relieving Somalia's debt, Somalia cannot finance infrastructure and recover from war, disasters or famines.
Somalia owes $4.6 billion in debt. $1.1 billion is owed to the US and the US is the largest debt holder. If the US authorizes the process to begin, the IMF, World Bank, France, Italy and other countries will follow suit.
The legislation is heading to the President's desk. Please ask the White House to support Somalia debt relief.
Please support debt relief for Somalia. When you support bipartisan debt relief, Somalia can finance infrastructure and recover from war, disasters and famines.