Somalia's remittance crisis eclipses news of first US ambassador since 1991

A crackdown on transfers to Somalia to block Al Shabaab funding has had a major impact on Somali-American communities. Lawmakers are working on a contingency plan to prevent a potential humanitarian crisis.

Omar Faruk/ Reuters

For the last three weeks, Ali Eishe has been scrambling to find a way to send money to his nieces and nephews in Somalia.