Sunday, 6 August 2017

Most And Less Dangerous Countries In The World

The most dangerous countries in the world have been updated for 2017.

The world is a slightly less dangerous place than it was a year ago according to the latest Global Peace Index (GPI) report from the Institute for Economics and Peace.

The 11th edition of the report, the only statistical measure of its kind – makes it possible to rank 163 independent states based on how peaceful they are or, conversely, how dangerous.

The world has become slightly more peaceful compared to the prior year, with an average increase in peacefulness of 0.28 per cent.

While 93 countries had improved levels of peacefulness, compared to 63 that deteriorated, the gap between the most and least peaceful countries has grown.

The 163 states cover over 99.7% of the world’s population and are assessed using 23 indicators, each banded or normalised on a scale of 1-5.

The index measures global peace using three broad themes: the level of safety and security in society, the extent of domestic and international conflict, and the degree of militarisation.

Syria remains the most dangerous country in the world for the second successive year, always ranking among the five most dangerous countries in the world since the start of its civil war in 2013.

Iraq and Afghanistan have also remained among the five most dangerous countries in the world. Like Syria, they have been one of the five most dangerous since 2013.

South Sudan is now the fourth most dangerous country having experienced a steady decline in recent years, dropping 15 places since it became independent from Sudan in 2011.

Yemen’s deterioration has it ranked as the fifth most dangerous country – it was sixth last year. The country has fallen considerably in the index since 2008.

Iceland has maintained its position as the most peaceful country in the world.

Iceland has been ranked as the world’s most peaceful country every year since 2008.

Denmark dropped from the second most peaceful country to fifth, while Portugal has moved up to third,its highest ranking since the inception of the index.

Europe remains the most peaceful geographical region in the world.

The Middle East and Africa (MENA) still suffer from the same regional conflicts that have plagued them since the scramble for Africa at the end of the nineteenth century, meaning the most dangerous countries in the world of 2016 have remained just as volatile.

Ranking by either the most peaceful or the most dangerous countries in the world.

RANK COUNTRY
1 Syria
2 Afghanistan
3 Iraq
4 South Sudan
5 Yemen
6 Somalia
7 Libya
8 Central African Republic
9 Sudan
10 Ukraine
11 Democratic Republic of the Congo
12 Pakistan
13 Russia
14 North Korea
15 Nigeria
16 Lebanon
17 Colombia
18 Turkey
19 Palestine
20 Israel
21 Venezuela
22 Mexico
23 Burundi
24 Mali
25 Egypt
26 Philippines
27 India
28 Eritrea
29 Chad
30 Ethiopia
31 Saudi Arabia
32 Azerbaijan
33 Bahrain
34 Cameroon
35 Iran
36 Mauritania
37 Zimbabwe
38 Niger
39 Kenya
40 Republic of the Congo
41 South Africa
42 Guinea-Bissau
43 Cote d' Ivoire
44 Thailand
45 Turkmenistan
46 Tajikistan
47 Guatemala
48 China
49 El Salvador
50 United States of America
51 Rwanda
52 Armenia
53 Kyrgyz Republic
54 The Gambia
55 Algeria
56 Brazil
57 Djibouti
58 Honduras
59 Uganda
60 Myanmar
61 Belarus
62 Macedonia (FYR)
63 Uzbekistan
64 Angola
65 Dominican Republic
66 Papua New Guinea
67 Trinidad and Tobago
68 Guinea
69 Jordan
70 Georgia
71 Nepal
72 Jamaica
73 Burkina Faso
74 Lesotho
75 Cambodia
76 Cuba
77 Gabon
78 Bolivia
79 Bangladesh
80 Bosnia and Herzegovina
81 Haiti
82 Liberia
83 Guyana
84 Sri Lanka
85 Benin
86 Mozambique
87 Swaziland
88 Kosovo
89 Morocco
90 Nicaragua
91 Greece
92 Kazakhstan
93 Peru
94 Oman
95 Tunisia
96 Paraguay
97 Montenegro
98 Ecuador
99 United Arab Emirates
100 Cyprus
101 Togo
102 Moldova
103 Equatorial Guinea
104 Senegal
105 Vietnam
106 Kuwait
107 Albania
108 Serbia
109 Argentina
110 Tanzania
111 Timor-Leste
112 Indonesia
113 France
114 Namibia
115 Panama
116 Malawi
117 South Korea
118 Mongolia
119 Laos
120 Madagascar
121 Ghana
122 United Kingdom
123 Zambia
124 Taiwan
125 Sierra Leone
126 Italy
127 Lithuania
128 Estonia
129 Uruguay
130 Costa Rica
131 Poland
132 Latvia
133 Croatia
134 Qatar
135 Malaysia
136 Bulgaria
137 Botswana
138 Slovakia
139 Romania
140 Chile
141 Spain
142 Mauritius
143 Singapore
144 Belgium
145 Netherlands
146 Sweden
147 Finland
148 Germany
149 Hungary
150 Norway
151 Bhutan
152 Australia
153 Ireland
154 Japan
155 Switzerland
156 Canada
157 Slovenia
158 Czech Republic
159 Denmark
160 Austria
161 Portugal
162 New Zealand
163 Iceland


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