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10 World’s Most Dangerous Countries In 2022
The Institute for Economics and Peace in every year releases Global Peace Index report. According to this report, it measures how dangerous or safe a country is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, and murder rate.
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The GPI report evaluates 163 countries that account for more than 99.7% of the world’s total population.
The factors analyzed in the report are grouped into three different areas: Safety and Security, Ongoing Conflict, and Militarization.
The factors used to compile this report include: the number of internal and external violent conflicts, level of distrust, political instability, potential for terrorist acts, number of homicides, and military expenditures as a percentage of GDP.
A score is calculated for each of the 163 nations featured in the report based on these factors. The higher the score, the more dangerous the country is and the lower it ranks in terms of safety.
The 2022 GPI saw global peace deteriorate by 0.3% overall, the eleventh decline in the past fourteen years as compared to the 2021 Peace Index. The 2022 GPI saw global peace.
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With a 2022 score of 3.554, Afghanistan remains the most dangerous country in the world for the fifth year in a row. A war-torn Afghanistan has a higher number of deaths from war and terrorism than any other country in the world.
As per the United Nations, Yemen is currently immersed in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. More than five years of ongoing military conflict has forced 4.3 million people to leave their homes and put 14 million people at risk of starvation and deadly disease. About 80% of the Yemen population (24 million people) is in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.
Since March 2011, the Syrian civil war has plagued the country and has been the second-deadliest war of the 21st century.
As of March 2019, 5.7 million people had fled Syria, and more than 6 million had been displaced internally.
Syria’s 2022 GPI of 3.356 can be attributed to ongoing conflict, civil unrest, and widespread violent crime, including robberies, assaults, carjacking, and kidnappings.
The largest country in the world, actually ranked as the more dangerous while most of the fighting in the Russia-Ukraine war is taking place in Ukraine.
Trade embargoes and other international restrictions on Russia have strained Russia’s economy and food trade and placed increased hardship on the Russian people.
However, it is also worth noting that the 2022 GPI report covered only the beginning of the Russo-Ukrainian War. It is possible that Ukraine will emerge as the more dangerous country of the two in the 2023 report.
5. South Sudan
Sub-Saharan Africa country, South Sudan is hampered by high levels of internal conflict. Although still violently dangerous, the country has experienced an overall improvement in safety from the 2021 GPI to the 2022 GPI, with a notable decrease in both the number of deaths from internal conflict (a 15% reduction) and overall homicide rate, which is the country’s lowest since 2011.
6. Dr Congo
Dr Congo ranking in the top three in the category of deaths from external conflict, it is also the second-most-dangerous country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Poverty and political unrest are an everyday occurrence, with rebels and armed forces wandering certain areas at will.
Crimes including murder, rape, kidnapping, carjacking’s, burglaries, muggings, and highway robberies are fairly common.
Iraq continues to have both internal and external conflicts, including likely terrorist attacks. ISIS continues to capture and kill both civilians and members of the Iraqi armed forces. Other human rights violations, including violations of freedom of assembly and women’s rights, have also persisted. U.S. citizens visiting Iraq are at particularly high risk for violence and kidnapping, being sought-after targets among Anti-U.S. sectarian militias throughout Iraq.
Violent crime, such as kidnapping and murder, is common throughout Somalia, including Puntland and the Somaliland region.
Many Immigrants avoid travelling to Somalia due to the influx of crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health issues, kidnapping, and piracy.
9. Central African Republic
Violent crime, such as armed robbery, aggravated battery, and homicide, is common. Armed groups control large areas of the country and they regularly kidnap, injure, and/or kill civilians. In the event of unrest, airport, land border, and road closures may occur with little or no notice
South Sudan has been ranked the most dangerous place for humanitarian aid workers for the third consecutive year, according to research by Humanitarian Outcomes.
The world’s youngest country has been on a downward spiral marked by civil war, a weakened economy, and limited access for aid delivery since 2013, just two years after gaining independence from Sudan.
Persistent violence in the country has also limited communication capabilities and weakened basic infrastructure, including road networks, making aid delivery both arduous and costly.