Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries In The World (2021)

Which countries are the most dangerous countries in the world? Since 2007, the Global Peace Index (GPI) has been published by the Institute for Economics and Peace; a research group that develops methods to analyze peace and measure its economic value.

According to the GPI, which is supervised by a group of experts, each country is evaluated by the Economist analysts Intelligence Unit on the basis of qualitative qualities.

Based on 23 qualitative and quantitative criteria that are divided into three categories, the study evaluates the peacefulness of 162 countries:

  • Continuing national and international conflicts include deaths caused by organized wars, as well as interactions with neighboring countries.
  • Political instability, violent crime, and the jail population all fall under the area of social security.
  • Finally, the militarization category covers both access to weapons and arms imports and exports.

For the first time in five years, there has been a rise in global peace. Although the globe is still less calm than it was 10 years ago, according to the study, there has been some improvement.

Afghanistan has supplanted Syria as the world’s least peaceful nation this year, according to the United Nations Development Programme.

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries In The World

10. Russia

According to data conducted by the Institute for Economics and Peace, Russia has one of the highest per-capita rates of weapons exportation in the world, ranking second only to the United States. Furthermore, the nation has a strong military presence, which contributes to its inclusion on this list of countries.

Russia’s participation in the Syrian war has resulted in an increase in the number of people who have died in the country. In the period 2008-2018, the overall approval of the country’s leaders fell from 35 per cent to around 30 per cent of the people.

In accordance with the findings of the study, it is the least tranquil country in the area.

9. Democratic Republic  Of Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is at high risk of severe flooding, which contributes to the likelihood of future conflict.

Violence in the DRC is hampering the ability of health workers to deal with the most recent Ebola outbreak, which claimed 1,396 lives in that country, according to the World Health Organization. Bands and militias attack health establishments and services earlier this year.

8. Libya

Rising violence in Libya, coupled with a high risk of flooding, makes it the eighth least peaceful country in the world. Libya is not secure, and several nations are warning their nationals not to visit there because of the ongoing conflict following the brutal battle.

This nation is unsafe, and if you’re presently in Libya, you should make arrangements to escape as soon as possible.

7. Central Africa Republic

Violence in the Central African Republic costs the country around 47% of its GDP. Armed anti-Balaka militiamen in the town of Bocaranga, Central African Republic, April 28, 2017. 

Seleka rebels and members of the anti-Balaka militias continue to clash in the Central African Republic, plunging the country into chaos. Almost 620,000 inhabitants have fled the country including 570,000 who have taken refuge in neighbouring countries such as Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

6. Somalia

An insufficient police presence, extended drought seasons, and food shortages have all contributed to the deterioration of the country’s already dangerous environmental status. When it is seized, panic attacks are widespread at airports, government offices, hotels, and cafés, to name a few locations.

Foreigners, government officials, and United Nations workers are the principal targets of terrorist strikes in Somalia.

5. Iraq

Iraq is still troubled by internal and external problems, including the threat of terrorist strikes. Other human rights violations have persisted, such as violations of freedom of assembly and women’s rights.

U.S. citizens visiting Iraq are likely to experience violence and kidnapping. The U.S. is frequently targeted by anti-US sectarian groups across the country.

Iraq is a country in Western Asia bordering on the north by Turkey, on the east by Iran, on the southeast by Kuwait, on the south by Saudi Arabia, and on the west by Syria.

4. Yemen

Yemen has dropped many spots to become the world’s fourth-most unsafe country. Yemen faces the world’s worst humanitarian disaster according to the United Nations which made 4.3 million people flee from their homes.

After 5 years of conflict 14 million people are at risk of famine and disease breakout. Approximately 80% of Yemen’s population (24 million people) is in severe need of humanitarian aid.

Yemen is traped in long years of civil war that is often regarded as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia,  which backs Yemen’s central government and Iran.

The country is also home to Al-AQAP Qaeda’s branch and ISIS. It also has a number of minefields that are unreported. Over half of the population lives in poverty, and food insecurity is on the rise as the war continues.

3. South Sudan

With civil unrest, growing political tensions, and a myriad of criminal activities (such as burglaries, carjackings, and kidnappings), the nation has earned a third-place rating among the world’s most dangerous countries.

The territory around Juba, the country’s capital, is often engulfed in violent conflicts between government forces and rebel groups, and there is little in the way of law and order in the area.

2. Syria 

Syria is the 2nd most dangerous country in Africa. Syria’s civil war has been raging since March 2011. and it is the world’s second-deadliest conflict of the twenty-first century. According to the United Nations, 5.7 million people have left Syria as of March 2019, with more than 6 million made homeless.

Syria’s eastern and southern borders are shared with Pakistan. while its western and northern borders are shared with Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and its northern border is shared with China and Tajikistan.

1. Afghanistan

Afghanistan is the most dangerous country in the world. A lot of people have been killed due to conflict and terrorism in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan is a landlocked country that lies at the intersection of Central and South Asia. It is bordered on the east and south by Pakistan, on the west by Iran, on the north by Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and on the northeast by Tajikistan and China.

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