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The Institute for Economics and Peace publishes its Global Peace Index study annually. This is the only report of its type that assesses how dangerous or safe a country is based on 23 distinct indices, such as political terrorism inner war fatalities, and the murder rate. The 10 most hazardous countries on the planet are listed below.

Afghanistan

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Afghanistan

According to the Global Peace Index, Afghanistan is the most hazardous country in the world, as it is subjected to fatal Taliban attacks. It has the highest number of casualties from war and terrorism of any country, with 3,804 civilians killed in the conflict, 927 of whom are children, according to the UN peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan.

Syria

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Syria

The Middle Eastern country, which was ranked first until a previous year has been engulfed in civil war since March 2011. It has been dubbed the second-deadliest war of the twenty-first century, with an estimated 470,000 people killed, including 55,000 children.

South Sudan

World Report 2018: South Sudan | Human Rights Watch

South Sudan

South Sudan is among the earth’s most hazardous countries. It is rife with warfare, civic upheaval, and deadly violence Outside of the country’s capital, Juba, armed combat occurs primarily between the government and rebel organizations, with little to no system of law or authority. Particularly perilous are areas near South Sudan’s borders. Furthermore, South Sudan is vulnerable to climate change.

Yemen

Chronicling the Yemen conflict | ICRC

Yemen

As per the United Nations, Yemen’s civil war began in 2015, and the nation is currently experiencing the world’s greatest humanitarian disaster. 4.3 million people have been displaced as a result of the violence, and 14 million persons are at risk of famine and disease outbreaks.

Iraq

Iraq Conference | Middle East Institute

Iraq

Iraq is one of the most dangerous countries on the planet. It is still beset by internal and external conflicts. ISIS continues to kidnap and kill Iraqi civilians and military personnel. Other human rights breaches, such as infringement of the right to peaceful assembly, have continued. U.S. citizens visiting Iraq are particularly vulnerable to violence and kidnapping and are frequently targeted by anti-US sectarian militias.

Somalia

World Report 2020: Somalia | Human Rights Watch

Somalia

Somalia is one of the world’s most unsafe countries. It has a high danger of kidnapping in all sections of the country. Terrorists are likely to target airports, government buildings, hotels, and restaurants. Foreigners, government officials, and UN personnel are frequent targets of these attacks. Droughts and food crises in Somalia have exacerbated an already volatile environment, and ineffective police forces are hampering the security.

Libya

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Libya

Libya is also the world’s most deadly nation. It has seen a rise in crime, civil instability, armed warfare, and terrorism. Militias continue to conflict in Libya over territory and resources, which is largely to blame for the violence. ISIS has carried out several strikes that have resulted in the deaths of both citizens and personnel of the security forces.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is another dangerous country in the world. According to the WHO, the DRC recently suffered an Ebola outbreak that claimed over 2,200 lives. Demonstrations are frequent in cities across the country, and they may quickly turn violent. Violent crimes, such as armed home invasion robberies and assault, are also widespread, and authorities lack the capabilities to adequately react to crime.

The central African Republic

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Central African Republic

The central African Republic is the world’s other hazardous country. Despite a peace accord inked in 2017, the country’s turmoil has continued to fester and expand. The primary cause of turmoil in the Central African Republic is the conflict between the Seleka rebels and the Anti-Balaka militia. The violence has displaced 620000 people inside and resulted in 570000 refugees fleeing to neighboring countries.

Russia

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Russia

 

Russia is the world’s second most hazardous country. Its significant militarization, combined with one of the highest per-capita rates of weapons exports, adds to its ranking on the list. It is vulnerable to global and local terrorist organizations, as well as people inspired by extremist ideas. Russian officials have also unlawfully detained American citizens who may face persecution.

 

 

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