There are few countries in the world which are least favorable for human habitation. Only a thin line separates life and death for those living in them. Safety and security have become wishful thinking for these less privileged ones. Based on the frequency of homicide, crime rate, fatal traffic accidents, human rights violations, terrorism and genocidal violence we have listed out the top 6 most dangerous countries in the world here.
Most Dangerous Countries In The World
Iraq tops the list of the most dangerous countries in the world and is the obvious choice for the least safe place on the planet with violence and bloodshed becoming commonplace with a heavy toll on human life. Though the Gulf War ended with US withdrawal in 2011, terrorism has remained unchanged.
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Lack of a stable government has resulted in a comprehensive network of organized crime in the city. The criminal landscape has become more potent in the post war scenario through insurgent groups who harness power from organized crime. 2013 has been the worst year for civilian deaths in Iraq.
Nigeria is a classic example of an oil cursed country. As the government concentrates its efforts on protecting oil exports only, the country has remained politically and socially underdeveloped. The so-called security forces here practice violence, arbitrary detention, torture and rape especially in the oil rich Niger Delta region.
Underdevelopment has left the country vulnerable to infiltration by organized crime from drug trades. As violent gangs vie with each other to smuggle heroin from East to West and cocaine from West to East, violence breaks out in the streets claiming thousands of civilian lives each year.
President Chavez’s untimely demise has left Venezuela with little hope of undergoing significant improvement in cutting down the crime rate any time soon. All mechanisms for a hazardous landscape are in place in Venezuela including corruption, political backed drug trafficking and an overcrowded prison network.
The following Data paints a dark picture of Venezuela as 1 of the most violent places on earth: a murder every 20 minutes, over 200,000 murders over the last 15 years. The rate of violent death in this country rivals even war-torn Iraq. It is interesting to note that the government does not publish its crime statistics any more.
4. Central African Republic
A government advising against traveling to its country is very rare or unheard of. Armed rebel groups, hooligans and poachers have completely destroyed tourism in the civil war ravaged Central African Republic. Civilian safety remains largely questionable in several parts of this country.
The lack of security might spare you from looting, rape, torture or imprisonment by the country’s armed forces, but still you have to deal with heavily armed gangs. The United Nations and France put the country on genocide watch. Since then, Amnesty International has identified several massacres of Muslim civilians by armed groups resulting in thousands of Muslims fleeing the country.
5. South Africa
South Africa has gained notoriety for sexual aggression and one estimate states, close to 500,000 women are raped in a year, the highest rate of sexual violence anywhere in the world. In addition with nearly 50 murders happening daily, no wonder the rate of crime and violent has caused people to emigrate out of South Africans borders.
A major insurance company discontinued policies on Volkswagen cars because they were stolen very often. While you may get away ignoring the stop sign in your home town occasionally, if you find yourself at a stop sign in South Africa you should probably never stop driving.
When a major charity organization does not even want to enter Chad for fear of having its workers murdered, tourism is way out of the question. Chad has earned the dubious distinction of being named as the most corrupt country on the planet today, thanks to an abusive and unstable political land scape compounded by rampant and bloody tribal warfare.
Security forces in Chad practice arbitrary arrests, detentions, extra judicial killing, rape and torture with brazen impunity. Virtually no one questions the legitimacy of an administration still staying in power and plundering the nation’s rich oil reserves. Civilian causalities have been reported in the hundreds every month and almost every day human rights violation takes place in several parts of the country.
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Those of us who are fortunate enough to have escaped a life of hell in the countries listed above can only feel pity and sympathy for those less fortunate ones who are still living there. We can only hope the future would bring in a better and brighter tomorrow for these less fortunate people. Do put down your thoughts about these most dangerous countries in the world in the comments section given below.