Cost of violence hits $14trn, more than economies of UK, Germany, Canada combined

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Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau and his lieutenants
LONDON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The cost of violence around the world reached a record $14.3 trillion in 2014, equivalent to the combined economies of Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, a global security report said on Wednesday.
The divide between the most and least peaceful regions deepened with many Middle Eastern and African countries sinking further into violence, according to research by the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
Syria ranked as the least peaceful country in the 2015 Global Peace Index, while Libya saw the most severe deterioration. Iceland remained …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper