More Nations Rank Higher on Fund for Peace "Failed States Index"

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 09/02/2009

The Fund for Peace compiles an annual "Failed States Index" that ranks countries with the most political, economic and social instability.  The higher the ranking, the more critical the need for help.  The world average is about 75 on a 100-point scale, but more nations have topped 100 this year - and Portland-based Mercy Corps works in many of them.
KBOO’s Crystal Leighty has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service:
 

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