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Collecting donation in Riyadh

Men make donations to help the people of Somalia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Aug. 22. A famine has swept across the Horn of Africa, leaving at least 3.7 million Somalis at risk of starvation.

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Somalia crisis has cost world $55 billion since 1991 Where did the money go?

Major financial costs to the international community since 1991.

Total: $55.3 billion, consisting of:

– Humanitarian and development aid – $13 billion

– Remittances – $11.2 billion

– Peacekeeping, military responses/aid, counter-terror and diplomacy – $7.3 billion

– Piracy – $22 billion

– International crime and illicit financial flows – $2 billion

see for details http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/somalia-crisis-has-cost-world-55-billion-since-1991-report/ and http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/09/somalia.html