More people displaced than at any time since WW2- Global Peace Index
Baku – APA. The world has become increasingly violent with deaths from conflict at a 25-year high, terrorist attacks at an all-time high and more people displaced than at any time since World War Two, the 2016 Global Peace Index showed on Wednesday.
The annual index, which measures 23 indicators including incidents of violent crime, countries' levels of militarisation and weapons imports, said intensifying conflicts in the Middle East were mostly to blame, Reuters reports.
More than 100,000 were killed in conflict in 2014, up from nearly 20,000 in 2008.
The United Nations has said the number of displaced people is likely to have "far surpassed" a record 60 million last year.
“Deaths from terrorism increased by 80% from last year’s report, with only 69 countries not recording a terrorist incident,” says the index. “The intensity of terrorism also increased with the number of countries suffering more than 500 deaths from terrorist acts more than doubling, up from five to 11.”
Iceland is the world's most peaceful country listed in the index, followed by Denmark, Austria, New Zealand and Portugal.
The least peaceful country is Syria, followed by South Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia.
The sums lost through conflict are huge. The IEP said the $13.6tn cost of violence last year represented 13.3% of gross world product – or $1,876 per person – and was equivalent to 11 times the amount spent on foreign direct investment.
The indicator which improved the most in the last year was funding for U.N. peacekeeping operations, which reached record highs in 2016, IEP said.
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