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Pirates of Somalia

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 23, 2007 - 10:39pm

Far more serious than the caviar pirates of the Caspian are the outlaws that have been operating off the coast of Somalia for a number of years. The situation is now so serious that the passage of humanitarian aid to thousands of Somalians is in jeopardy.

This from the World Food Programme:

21 May 2007 - WFP today appealed for high-level international action to stamp out piracy in waters off Somalia, warning that the flow of relief supplies to the country was under severe threat.

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