The world is such a wonderful place. Unfortunately, there are regions and countries where violence is all you can see. We are already tired of hearing about war, kidnapping, and robbery every single day. That doesn’t mean that things will change anytime soon. Recent history is marked with civil wars that have been happening in the Middle East for over 10 years now. Syria is the latest country to be facing a record number of fatalities because of that war. Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan are all going through the same things.
The most interesting thing is that all of these countries are so beautiful and very rich in historic attractions. There are numerous archeological sites, but they are all out of reach for tourists. Hopefully, in the near future, all of these problems will be resolved and we’ll be able to travel there. In the meantime, check out some of the most dangerous countries in the world below.
Unfortunately, Iraq is one of the most dangerous countries in the world. It is labeled as such because of the horrific civil war that has been taking place since four years ago. It’s a real shame because Iraq is such a fascinating place with some of the most amazing historical sites. All of that will stay unavailable for tourists since there is a danger to their lives. Once the USA withdrew their troops from there, a group of people known as the Shi’a started a riot, that led to a civil war in 2014. It is still dangerous and there is still a horror there.
The main purpose was for the people to show the government their power, but it all culminated and it doesn’t look like it will be resolved any time soon. There are numerous threats of terrorist attacks here so don’t even think about visiting. Kidnapping and armed robberies are two important reasons that should keep you away from Iraq. Maybe one day all of the violence will be over, and we’ll be able to enjoy the numerous archeological sites without being afraid for our lives.
Although tourists visit this country, it doesn’t make it any less dangerous. Anyone who even plans of traveling are advised to stay away and find another place to go. Nigeria is another very dangerous place to live, with constant violence and breakouts. It is also the highest populated country in Africa. It sure has some stunning attractions, but it’s not worth your life. Armed robberies are a regular part of the everyday life. You can hear about many kidnappings, car thefts, and assaults. Rape happens on a daily basis. It seems that people here are doing whatever they can to stay alive. Another huge problem is the police and police officers. A lot of them decide not to do their job properly and work also with the dirty side. This is definitely an issue that deserves all the attention of authorities.
Back in December 2015 there was a huge riot in Zaria, that lead to numerous deaths. It was a fight between the Islamic Movement and the Nigerian Security Forces, which stays remembered until today. Two other organizations are Isis West Africa and Boko Haram, which are known to do attacks on public places including churches, restaurants, schools, cinemas and more. This makes travels even more impossible. According to the US Department of State, travelers to Nigeria should be vigilant at public gatherings and locations frequented by foreigners”. They should also ”exercise extreme caution throughout the country due to the threat of indiscriminate violence.”
According to the latest research and results, Syria is officially the most dangerous country in the world for 2018. It is the location of one of the worst civil wars that have happened in recent history. It is also one with the highest death rate. At the moment you can’t even come near Syria. Only people with real purpose can get to the country. The group includes medical staff, journalists, activists, and politicians.
Unfortunately, things don’t seem to be getting better. A large number of Syrians have fled the country and tried to enter other countries which caused an even bigger problem on so many levels. There are huge areas that are completely destroyed and left in ruins. Just like Iraq, Syria is the home of many amazing archeological sites, but it is completely impossible to visit them. All we can do is hope that the violence and war will end soon. The country has a long way of recovery, considering that the war has had a terrible impact both on the people and the surroundings. If you are there, you are at a huge risk of being killed, kidnapped or be attacked. Bombs are very common, so stay away from Syria at any cost.
Afghanistan is still one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Just like most Middle East places, this country has been struggling with war and violence for many years. It is the home of so many important historical and archeological sites, that it’s hard to count. It is very unfortunate that people cannot visit them. Afghanistan and Pakistan are neighboring countries, and both very unpredictable.
Tourists who decide to visit in spite of all the warnings are often the target of kidnapping and robberies. Terrorist attacks here are a part of the everyday life. It is definitely not the safest place to be. Make sure that you skip it when planning for a vacation. A lot of the cities in Afghanistan have issued warnings about the safety so you already know that things are serious. Maybe one day, things will get better, and Afghanistan will transform into the beautiful country it’s supposed to be.
It seems that the main problem in Pakistan is religious conflict. It is not safe at all to travel there although it’s a gorgeous country. A lot of terrorist organizations have taken over the mountains of Pakistan and are currently hiding there. Because of that, a large portion of the country is extremely unsafe. You can end up being kidnapped or murdered. The government is also having problems with people not respecting the law. Religious beliefs are in the basics of most attacks happening in Pakistan. There are many groups which operate on the territory. There are high hopes that this country will get over the obstacles and be a safe place to visit in the future.
Here’s another place you should avoid traveling to. There are so many things going wrong that it’s hard to count. The Yemen Civil War started back in February 2015 and is still going strong. The capital city is called Sana’a and takes most of the heat of the war. Terrorism and kidnappings are just two of the main problems you can face in Yemen. The territory includes both rebel organizations and terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda. Tourists shouldn’t think of getting close to Yemen by any chance.