Somalia : An STP Overview
STP Target Dates : March 16 - Mar 27, 2016
Target : Somalia
Overview : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia
Geography/ Climate : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Somalia
Target Coordinates Used (Lat./ Long.) : 5° 35' 38.83" N, 47° 13' 9.26" E
Travel Guides : www.worldtravelguide.net/somalia
Immunizations required : wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/mission_disaster/somalia?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-single-001
Global Peace Index Ranking : 157 (of 162) as listed at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Peace_Index#Global_Peace_Index_rankings
Health : www.who.int/countries/som/en/
GDP per capita (current US$) - (year: ) : 542.6 US$/ capita (2014)
(GDP in USA, 2014, for comparison : 54,629.50 US$/ capita).
- (Other countries for comparison) :
Burundi : 286/ cap in 2014
Somalia : 543/ cap in 2014
Afghanistan: 634/ cap in 2014
Cambodia : 1,090/ cap in 2014
Myanmar : 1,203/ cap in 2014
Yemen : 1,408/ cap in 2013
Syria: 2,080/ cap in 2007
Bosnia&Hz 4,790/ cap in 2014
Belgium : 47,517/ cap in 2014
U.S.A. : 54,629/ cap in 2014
Good Country Ranking (best = 1, worst = 125) : Somalia is Not ranked in the GCR
- Somalia’s Corruption Epidemic.
- Corruption in Somalia’s Government.
- Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Somalia.
In 2014, the monitoring group alleged that the president and a former foreign minister conspired with U.S.-based law firm Shulman Rogers to steal funds from overseas Somali assets. Source: Freedom House review of Freedom in Somalia.
Peace & Compassion Deficits : www.usip.org/publications/2015/07/23/the-current-situation-in-somalia
books.google.be/books?id=gDhycGy84HAC&pg=PA4&lpg=PA4&dq=Bringing Peace to Somalia&source=bl&ots=cf2sjoX6d6&sig=SelCoptB1zgh5qHDG9z9Tc9YxEM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiIpMz548PLAhVBApoKHUIGAs8Q6AEIPzAG#v=onepage&q=Bringing%20Peace%20to%20Somalia&f=false
Somali Pirates : www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/04/20/escape-or-die
1 Mar 2016
Corruption is rampant in Somalia. A 2013 UN Monitoring Group report on Somalia and Eritrea indicated that 80 percent of withdrawals from Somalia’s central bank were made for private purposes. In 2014, the monitoring group alleged that the president and a former foreign minister conspired with U.S.-based law firm Shulman Rogers to steal funds from overseas Somali assets.
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