The London-Hargeysa connection: Diaspora engagement in Somaliland Giulia Liberatore & Kate Stanworth


This essay is an output of the ‘Diaspora engagement in war-torn societies’ project. The Somali component of the research focuses on the diaspora’s efforts to maintain remittance flows to the Somali regions in the background of growing stability in the region. The project is based on research carried out in London, UK and Hargeysa, Somaliland.

Giulia Liberatore works as a Research Officer on the project and has conducted research with the Somali diaspora since 2009.

Kate Stanworth has been photographing Somaliland for several years, and is currently working on a project entitled Somaliland Summer, which follows the everyday experiences of British Somalilanders as they return to the country on holiday.

View the photo essay [Images and text by Kate Stanworth and Giulia Liberatore]


DiasporaWar and conflict