Most Dangerous Countries in the World 2019: See Nigeria’s Position

Nigeria now ranked 15th most dangerous country in the world according to the Global Peace Index this 2019.

The report which was measured using these three indices: the level of safety and security in society, the extent of domestic and international conflict, and the degree of militarisation.

Pakistan and North Korea moved out of the top 10 while Ukraine is now ranked number eighth. The report further stated that the world’s most dangerous countries of 2018 became even more volatile because of increasing volatility among populace of indexed areas.

This report is coming at a time when U.S reports ranked Nigeria first among the top 10 most corrupt countries in the world.The Global Peace Index (GPI) report stressed that the 2018 edition of the most dangerous countries in the world showcased that the world is now a deadly place than it was a year ago.

Over 163 independent countries were ranked with Nigeria ranking 15th.

War prone zones like Syria, South Sudan and Iraq are also among the list of most dangerous countries in the world to live in, while other “fragile states” include Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen and the Central African Republic.

Countries like Pakistan and North Korea moved out of the top 10 while Ukraine is now ranked number eighth and this is due to the ongoing conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region.

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Nigeria’s position on the list might be connected to the steady security challenges she is facing at the moment ranging from the Boko Haram crisis, kidnappings to agitations for Biafra republic and recently, Niger Delta Avengers bombing major pipelines in the country.

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Below is a table showing the current ranking of the world’s most dangerous countries 2019

RANKCOUNTRYSCORE
1Syria3.806
2South Sudan3.593
3Iraq3.57
4Afghanistan3.538
5Somalia3.414
6Yemen3.399
7Central African Republic3.354
8Ukraine3.287
9Sudan3.269
10Libya3.2
11Pakistan3.145
12Democratic Republic of the Congo3.112
13Russia3.079
14North Korea2.944
15Nigeria2.877
16Palestine2.832
17Colombia2.764
18Lebanon2.752
19Turkey2.71
20Israel2.656
21Venezuela2.651
22Egypt2.574
23India2.566
24Mexico2.557
25Philippines2.511
26Burundi2.5
27Mali2.489
28Chad2.464
29Eritrea2.46
30Azerbaijan2.45
31Iran2.411
32Bahrain2.398
33Kenya2.379
34Cameroon2.356
35Saudi Arabia2.338
36Rwanda2.323
37Zimbabwe2.322
38South Africa2.316
39Thailand2.312
40Kyrgyz Republic2.297
41Mauritania2.295
42Tajikistan2.293
43Djibouti2.292
44China2.288
45Ethiopia2.284
46Cote d’ Ivoire2.279
47Guatemala2.27
48Guinea-Bissau2.264
49Myanmar2.256
50Republic of the Congo2.249
51Niger2.239
52Honduras2.237
53El Salvador2.237
54Armenia2.218
55Uzbekistan2.216
56Algeria2.213
57Belarus2.202
58Turkmenistan2.202
59Brazil2.176
60Cambodia2.161
61United States of America2.154
62Guinea2.148
63Uganda2.148
64Dominican Republic2.143
65Papua New Guinea2.143
66Angola2.14
67Sri Lanka2.133
68Jordan2.127
69Guyana2.105
70Macedonia (FYR)2.092
71The Gambia2.091
72Jamaica2.091
73Morocco2.086
74Swaziland2.074
75Haiti2.066
76Burkina Faso2.063
77Cuba2.057
78Georgia2.057
79Peru2.057
80Trinidad and Tobago2.056
81Bangladesh2.045
82Greece2.044
83Bolivia2.038
84Paraguay2.037
85Gabon2.033
86Nepal2.026
87Kosovo2.022
88Ecuador2.02
89Kazakhstan2.019
90Oman2.016
91Benin1.998
92Liberia1.998
93Cyprus1.994
94Senegal1.978
95Nicaragua1.975
96Mozambique1.963
97Argentina1.957
98Togo1.954
99Moldova1.953
100Tunisia1.949
101Lesotho1.941
102Equatorial Guinea1.94
103United Arab Emirates1.931
104Bosnia and Herzegovina1.915
105Vietnam1.906
106Tanzania1.899
107Montenegro1.884
108Timor-Leste1.879
109Namibia1.873
110Albania1.867
111South Korea1.858
112Laos1.852
113Kuwait1.842
114Mongolia1.838
115Panama1.837
116Serbia1.834
117United Kingdom1.83
118France1.829
119Malawi1.817
120Ghana1.809
121Sierra Leone1.805
122Indonesia1.799
123Taiwan1.787
124Zambia1.783
125Italy1.774
126Madagascar1.763
127Lithuania1.735
128Estonia1.732
129Uruguay1.726
130Qatar1.716
131Costa Rica1.699
132Latvia1.68
133Romania1.649
134Malaysia1.648
135Bulgaria1.646
136Botswana1.639
137Chile1.635
138Croatia1.633
139Spain1.604
140Slovakia1.603
141Mauritius1.559
142Poland1.557
143Netherlands1.541
144Singapore1.535
145Hungary1.534
146Belgium1.528
147Norway1.5
148Germany1.486
149Australia1.465
150Sweden1.461
151Bhutan1.445
152Ireland1.433
153Finland1.429
154Slovenia1.408
155Japan1.395
156Canada1.388
157Switzerland1.37
158Czech Republic1.36
159Portugal1.356
160New Zealand1.287
161Austria1.278
162Denmark1.246
163Iceland1.192
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