Terrorism is a term for organised violence or intimidation to achieve a political or ideological goal (Dickenson & Corcoran, 2010). The increasing amount of terrorist attacks around the world concerns for everyone. These attacks are often too brutish, outrageous and chilling for ordinary people to hear. But unfortunately, they have gone too long hidden from the world, and people need to start opening their ears and see what’s going on around them.
Destinations with a “high” threat of terror
- Burma (Myanmar)
- Ivory Coast
- Palestinian territories
- Saudi Arabia
- Western Sahara
There is a large amount of countries on that list. The Global Terrorism is a global issue that needs to be eradicated. However, it’s not that simple because these terrorist groups are large, rich and powerful like the Daesh (ISIL) and the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK).
Terrorism has not only a social impact on the world but also a massive economic impact. Terrorist attacks like bombings cost countries millions in property damages. The attacks of 11 September 2001 have produced many studies attempting to guess the effect of terrorist attacks on the economy. An International Monetary Fund study estimated that losses from attacks amounted for US $ 75 billion per year, or 0.75% of GDP (Rădulescu, 2016). The world we live in constantly under attack by political activists, the carnage of terror attacks affects the globe not just socially but also economically.
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