Global Peace Index report is released by the Institute for Economics and Peace released every year. This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, and murder rate.
Terror Index: 8.61
Crime Index: 56.39
Militants operate freely along the Pakistani border. Pakistan also consists of massive bombings that kill hundreds of people. Violence in the country is out of control, and there are many kidnappings every day in the area. In August, it was put on an ‘enhanced blacklist’ by Asia Pacific Group (APG) of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for failure to meet its standards on terror financing. (Image: Reuters)
According to the report, Russia is a highly militarized nation and is the least peaceful country in its region. (Image: Reuters)
Terror Index: 6.63
This country is afflicted with lawlessness and conflict. There are armed militias, military, and policemen who pose threats to people in the region.
The military is guilty of corrupt behavior and abuse, often attacking women. Illegal armed militia groups operate in the area, often using brutal violence, such as rape, on their targets.
Law enforcement officials are non-existent, and justice is nowhere to be found in the country. (Image: Reuters)
The Libyan Civil War started around five years back, is an ongoing conflict that has pulled in and concerned global powers. With end to the war nowhere in sight, Libya is the eighth most dangerous country in the world (Image: Reuters)
Terror Index: 7.54
Crime Index: 61.7
Another country with a history of civil war and political conflict, Somalia is also prone to drought The country of Somalia seems to be in chaos because there is no government. The country has become a home for warlords, pirates, kidnappers, Islamist insurgents, and angry young people.
Somalia also is suffering from drought, war, famine, and high food prices. (Image: Reuters)
Terror Index: 8.07
Crime Index: 66.67
The civil war in Yemen, which started in 2015, worsens with each passing day, reports suggest Al Qaeda is in existence in Yemen, as it is considered to be the home of some of Bin Laden’s most loyal supporters. In addition to Al Qaeda, Houthi rebels in the north keep this nation in constant unrest. (Image: Reuters)
Terror Index: 6.6
Criminality Index: 78.18
Once one of the youngest countries in the world, South Sudan quickly turned into a battlefield for forces competing to gain political power within the country. Lack of control and banditry are not uncommon in Sudan. The country poses a risk of terrorism, violent crime, or getting trapped in the crossfire of the genocide or militia attacks.
There are religious extremists in the area that could be drastically against your presence just because of your religion or nationality. (Image: Reuters)
Terror Index: 8.58
Crime Index: 77.17
Syria is a country in a civil war. 250,000 people have lost their lives and refugees are fleeing the country. , Syria, is in second place and not on first because of the ISIS’ defeat in Baghuz town earlier in 2019
11 million people have been displaced. It doesn’t look like there is an end in sight.
Millions of innocent people have been caught in the crossfire of President Bashar al-Assad supporters and those opposed to his rule. (Image: Reuters)
That US President Donald Trump has pulled out of the talks, and there is no visible possibility of intra-Afghan negotiations, experts have stated that they fear the conflict between Taliban and the Afghan government might escalate, particularly considering the forthcoming Presidential polls (Image: Reuters)
Terror Index: 9.96
Criminality Index: 54.76
Terrorist’s organizations and militia groups that place bombs in markets and beside the roads. (Image: Reuters)