With conflicts going on in most continents, it is a very unsafe world to live in today. Although the USA and Russia are high on the lists of reported crimes, they take into consideration none violent crimes and here I am more concerned with countries where your life can be put on the line just by visiting the country, let alone living there.
Here then is a list of which are probably the most dangerous countries to visit in 2013.
Syria As this county with a population of 22.5 million people is currently undergoing a civil war, it is hardly surprising that it appears on this list of the most dangerous countries. It is estimated that between 40 and 60 thousands of people have already died during this two year conflict and there are no signs of it stopping soon.
Somalia. This country of 10 million people has been without a functioning government since 1993 and opposing warlords and militant groups are consistently fighting for control over varies areas. Even a UN intervention force had to leave the country as it was too dangerous.
Afghanistan. Even though a US led force pushed the Taliban into the hills the country is still unsafe. The government almost has control of the capital but the rest of the country is run by opposing groups. Even the safest parts of the capital, Kabul are not safe from assassinations and bombings.
Iraq. Even after the US led an invasion of the country, it was never really made safe as many militant groups kept vying for power. Since the US left in late 2011 the country has continuously become worse and worse.
Sudan and South Sudan. Even with the newly formed country of South Sudan has reduced the fighting; both countries are still unsafe at the current time. Although the differences may soon be settled, it isn’t safe to visit there yet.
Yemen. Sparked into unrest by the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011, this country has never settled back into a state of peace. Although most of the troubles are in the countryside, tourists have also been targeted in the cities.
Pakistan. Even if you ignored the possibility of being caught up in a US drone attack, this is still not a very safe country. Along the border with Afghanistan the fighting is worse but the levels of corruption are astounding and even in the largest city of Karachi, the police are not in control of the streets, rather they are controlled by private militias owned by the politicians.
Haiti. Even before the earthquake in 2010 killed 300,000 people, this country had one of the largest percentages of poverty. Since then deceases are common and incidents of murder, kidnapping, mugging and rape are even more common place, especially in the capital of Port-au-Prince.
Niger. As one of the poorest countries in the world, this country has always been known for its muggings and stabbings in the cities but now not only is it plagued with locusts and flooding, it is also suffering from the migration of terrorist groups from across the borders of Algeria, Mali and Libya.
Honduras. Located in Central America this country is rife with the drug trade. In 2011 there were 91.6 murders per 100,000 people. This compares to the US 4.8, Canada 1.6 and the UK 1.2. It is even unsafe for journalists as 22 have been killed since 2010.