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17 Jun
  • By Sammy

GLOBAL PEACE IS AT AN ALL TIME LOW….

  • The least peaceful country is Syria
  • Since 2015, seventy-nine countries have become less peaceful
  • The Middle East and North Africa regions deteriorated the most over the year, with Yemen having the worst record
  • UNHCR recorded 57 million refugees in 2015
  • Violence costs 13.3% of the worlds GDP
“The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.” Aldous Huxley

Since 2008;

  • The World has become 2.44% less peaceful
  • Death from terrorism is up 286%
  • 32,715 people were killed in the last year
  • Battle deaths have increased 5 fold, up to 101,406
 “We all need to shout really loudly at our leaders to put more effort into looking after the human race” – RippleZoo

 

Source: The 2016 Global Peace Index