In this wonderful world of ours, unfortunately some nations are affected by unrest and are in a danger of collapse. It is good for investors to know about this troubled countries before investing. The Fund for Peace has ranked these countries based on 12 social, economic, political and military indicators. The list features the countries that are at risk of failing or having crisis.
The governments of these nations have not been able to provide adequate domestic security and facilities to their citizens.
Here are the top 20 most vulnerable countries in the world, according to the Fund for Peace.
Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked nation in the world. The nation suffered from a series of famines in the 1980s and was affected by civil wars and adverse politics.
More than 80 percent of the Republic of Niger’s land area is covered by the Sahara Desert. Niger is consistently ranked low in the UN Human Development Index (HDI), its currently the least developed country in Africa.
Kenya was affected by post election violence in 2008. The nation is still considered unstable; but compared to other African nations, Kenya enjoys relatively high political and social stability.
Since 2002, Nigeria has witnessed sectarian violence by Boko Haram, an Islamic movement that seeks to abolish the secular system of government.
Guinea-Bissau became an independent nation in 1973. Unfortunately, since then, no elected president has successfully served a full five-year term.
Since March 2011, Syria has been embroiled in an uprising against Assad and the Ba’athist regime. The nation is currently suspended from the Arab League.
This West African nation has experienced one coup d’etat and two religiously grounded civil wars. The country went through an economic crisis in the 1980s which contributed to the nation’s long political and social turmoil.
Iraq is adversely affected by the activities of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in its territory. ISIS is a radical Sunni Islamist group.
West African nation Guinea is a republic. This Islamic country is currently at the core of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. It has a poor human rights record.
In late 2008, Zimbabwe was plagued by many problems in the areas of public health and living standards.