Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries To Live in The World 2017. When it comes to danger and violence, not all countries are created equal. Some nations are so war torn that not even children are protected from the violence, and millions flee their homes in search of safer land. It’s no exaggeration when I say that some of the citizens in these countries are witnessing violence that is too extreme even for Hollywood action movies. No one deserves to be born in places like these, but sadly, many people are. In 2017, these are the 10 most dangerous countries to live in.
List of Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries To Live in The World 2017
The country of Libya is currently engulfed in a civil war between rival groups that are seeking to take control of the country. The war is mostly being fought between the democratically elected Council of Deputies, also known as the “Tobruk government” and the rival “National Salvation Government.” Simply put, the country is locked in a struggle for power. Recently outside terrorist groups including ISIS have begun moving in, and all this makes Libya a very dangerous place to live or even visit. In fact, a Dutch journalist named Jeroen Oerlemans was killed on October 2nd, 2016 by an ISIS sniper.
Terrorist groups control many parts of Sudan and have stated that they are intent on harming Westerners and Western interest. Violent crime is high across the country. There have been kidnappings, armed robberies, home invasions, and carjackings. The country as a whole is a dangerous place to live, however, the most dangerous regions are Darfur, Blue Nile, and the Southern Kordofan states.
Being the second largest country in Europe that leaves the Ukraine with a lot of room for corruption… Believe me when I say they make good use of it. Outside of crooked government officials and a very dangerous underworld, parts of the country are controlled by Russia-backed separatists. Many individuals, including U.S citizens, have been threatened, detained, and even kidnapped by this group of rebels.
7. Central African Republic
The Central African Republic is currently enthralled in a violent and bloody civil war. Not long ago this country was regarded by experts as possibly the most dangerous nation in the world for locals and tourists. In February 2016 the country elected former prime minister Faustin Archange Touadéra as their President, which gives some hope that the country can have a bright future. However, fighting still continues and 60 percent of the nation is living in poverty.
What makes Yemen one of the most dangerous countries to live in 2017? Let’s list it out. Violence against women, religious minorities, disabled people, and children. No one is excluded from the anarchy. There is also no freedom of press and torture is accepted and widely used by Yemen’s official authorities to interrogate and punish criminals. But there’s even more… For more than a year the country has been engulfed by a bloody war between Houthi rebels and supporters of Yemen’s internationally recognized government. Since January 2016, 2,800 civilians have been killed by the fighting in Yemen. But it gets even worse. The United States government regularly launches air strikes in Yemen in attempts to eliminate ISIS, who also have a stronghold in the country. Iran has also been discovered to be secretly arming the Houthi rebels. In 2015 Saudia Arabia formed a coalition of Arab states to join the fighting and finally conquer the Houthis in Yemen. With such a tangled web of chaos and bloodshed, it’s not hard to see why Yemen is one of the most dangerous countries to live in the world 2017.
Car bombings, shootings, rape, pirates hijacking ships, even cannibalism! Somalia is dangerous on so many levels. The country is basically lawless, and is plagued by constant violence and turmoil. Although there have been attempts to establish a stable government in Somalia, none have been successful. With Islamic militants violently rebuking any government entity that tries to stand in the way of their agenda, the violence in Somalia shows no signs of slowing down. Because of this, the country will likely be one of the most dangerous places to live for many years to come.
Afghanistan is the home of the Islamic militant group known as the Taliban. For years the Taliban have been at war with the Afghan government in an attempt to seize control of the country. That has lead to car bombings, shootings, and drone strikes from the United States that have resulted in the deaths of many Taliban leaders. Recently the violence has become all the more intense as the terrorist organization ISIS has moved into the country in an attempt to take over the land. This has lead to a deadly war between the Taliban and ISIS. This greatly benefitted the U.S and Afghan government… However, it appears that things have taken a turn, with many reports stating that the Taliban and ISIS have called a truce, and now plan to fight U.S backed forces as one.
Due to the unstable political environment in the country, Iraq has steadily been one of the most dangerous countries to live for many years. In 2017, Iraq has been the scene of numerous suicide bombings, shootings, and beheadings. Most of the violence stems from the terrorist group ISIS attempts to take control of the country from Iraq’s current government leaders.
2. South Sudan
South Sudan is the world’s youngest country. It’s also one of the world’s most dangerous places to live in. In July 2016 the U.S State Department warned U.S citizens not to travel to South Sudan because of ongoing fighting and violent crime. Even foreign aid workers have been the targets of shootings, ambushes, assaults, and robberies. Some resulting in death. The fighting began soon after Sudan gained its independence in 2011. Almost immediately after they claimed their independence, the ruling political party divided and began fighting for power. The violence throughout the country has steadily intensified ever since. Hundreds of thousands of people continue to flee their homes in an attempt to escape the violence in South Sudan. In fact, things have gotten so bad that the charity Save the Children has publicly stated that South Sudan is one of “The most dangerous places on earth to give birth”.
A breeding ground for the terrorist group ISIS, Syria in one of the most dangerous countries in the world to live in. In recent years the country has been subject to air strikes from the United States, Russia, and other countries in an attempt to topple the terrorist group. Outside of the countries issues with terrorism, they have also been locked in a bloody civil war since 2011. The primary warring groups are the Free Syrian Army, Sunni Muslims, and Alawites. The war claimed close to 100,000 Syrian lives by June 2013, including 11,000 children. To escape the increasingly devastating violence 4.9 million Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries of Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Turkey.
These are the Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries To Live in The World 2017. If you weren’t born or currently live in one of these countries consider yourself to be lucky. No one wants to live in such a dangerous environment. You can only hope that the violence ends as quickly as possible so that the innocent citizens of these nations can finally live in peace.