Anti-piracy initiative

Economic opportunity equals fewer pirates.

Supporting Somali Coastal Communities for Maritime Security

The European Union, the Federal Government of Somalia, the Federal States of Puntland and Galmudug, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations today jointly launched a new project promoting economic opportunities for young people living in coastal communities in northeastern and central areas of Somalia.

Creating long-term jobs for youth in fishing community is a key strategy for preventing piracy and reducing temptations to engage in maritime crime.

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