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Somalia Pirates

  1. 1. Somalia Pirates By Leah Schaller and Alison Grossman
  2. 2. Where? <ul><li>Most of the pirate attacks have been reported to occur off the Somalia coast </li></ul>
  3. 3. At first it was “Pure Survival” <ul><li>-one of the few opportunities to make a living in lawless Somalia. </li></ul><ul><li>-Stole from local fisherman. </li></ul><ul><li>-Used the money to buy boats and weapons. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pirates Gone Crazy <ul><li>Lately, the Pirates are becoming more organized and persistent. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because of food prices going up </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It has become a highly profitable, sophisticated criminal business with millions of dollars in ransom payments. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who They Work For <ul><li>-They mainly work for themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Most pirates work in groups similair to gangs called clans </li></ul><ul><li>They gain alliances with the officials from the Puntland government and bribe them so they can use ports to store their captured ships </li></ul>
  6. 6. - the warlords get the money and in most cases, give it out to their family and friends -they also distribute it to their clan members Benefits
  7. 7. Al Queda Connection? <ul><li>There is some evidence that connects the pirate attacks to Al Queda through the International Islamist Groups </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;There may be some loose elements among the Islamist groups that have tie-ups with the pirates, because the movement is fractured into six or seven different groups, and each may have its own problems getting funding,&quot; says Jhazbhay. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What Are We Doing To Stop Them <ul><li>The NATO alliance and a group of countries assigned ships to patrol the coast of the Somalia coast and the area surrounding it </li></ul><ul><li>However, there are no guarantees of total safety ( the pirates have gotten past Naval patrolling) </li></ul><ul><li>- &quot;Unless you have a warship in the immediate area, and, crucially, with a helicopter, you've got no chance of stopping them,&quot; says Cornwell. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Continued.. <ul><li>- Ships also should try to protect themselves from the pirates by making sure they are prepared for any surprise attacks </li></ul><ul><li>- Egypt hosted a meeting with many countires including Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Jordan </li></ul><ul><li>-They tried to figure out a joint strategy against piracy that threatens trade through the Suez Canal which is a major canal for Egypt </li></ul>
  10. 10. Stories New wave of Somali pirate attacks Click picture