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  1. By: Vince Jablonski & Troy Jolma Piracy in Somalia

  2. What's the Issue? -Civil wars in Somalia are causing locals to resort to piracy

  3. Where's the Issue? -the problem lies in Somalia, Eritrea, and parts of Ethiopia -the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean are bodies of water that are affected by piracy

  4. Statistics on Somali Pirates -Since 2003, pirate attacks have steadily declined -Somali pirates have made a profit of $50 million in 2008 -In 2008, there were 111 reported attacks from Somali pirates -In 2009, there were 541 reported attacks from Somali pirates so far

  5. Why Should We Care? -Many of the boats attacked by pirates contain a vast supply of weapons -Many of the attacks have been concentrated in the Red Sea, which is right next to Iraq where American soldiers are stationed

  6. What Are the Locals Doing About It? -The local Somali government are instating laws that prohibit interference with other ships -There has also been a lot of protesting

  7. What Are We Doing About It? -American soldiers in Iraq are crossing the Red Sea to assist Somali locals against the pirates

  8. Quiz 1. How much money did the pirates make in 2008? A. 6 million B. 13 million C. 50 million D. 20 million 2. How many hijacking attempts were there in 2008? A. 53 B.111 C.118 D. 218 3.Where is the main concentration of pirates at? A. Somalia B. Eritrea C. Ethiopia D. All of the above 4. One main country affected by piracy is 5. What are most of the hijacked ships filled with? A. Weapons B. Food C. people D. Oil

  9. Quiz Answers • C • B • D • United States • A

  10. Bibliography • {http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1933672,00.html • {http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/03/pirates_of_somalia.html {http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091007/wl_africa_afp/somaliapiracys {http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/02/13/somalia.pirates.free.ship/index.html hippingfrance_2 {http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,569747,00.html 0091007151820