Couple of months ago, Foreign Policy magazine released rankings of the most fragile States in the world. The ranking of countries based on fragility is known as the Fragile State Index. While some countries around the world are developed, modern and breathtaking to say the least, there are countless out there that are really unpredictable.
Today we will talk about the top 5 most fragile States in the world. We hope you enjoy the read.
Democratic Republic of Congo
First on our list of most fragile States in the world is the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is in this country where tens of thousands of people are killed every year owing to constant strife and civil war. The average person makes $400 annual and 71% of the population lives below the poverty line.
Since 2007, UN and African Union have been struggling to stabilize this country but have failed at doing so. As of December 2014, it was estimated that around 2.5 million people are internally displaced. The country suffers from a brutal belligerent government and hosts of international sanctions that have literally brought the country right at the edge of economic ruin.
Central African Republic
This country comes at the bottom for refugees and human rights. UN has considered sending peacekeepers out to CAR, but fear that the amount of violence could lead to a genocide. Security is at its worse in CAR and there is absolutely no consideration of human rights.
Since the civil war in 1991 that tore the country apart, Somalia has not had a functioning government. Security is a complete mess, there is no regard for human rights and it takes the worst scores when it comes to refugees. Somalia has the third-highest infant and maternal mortality rate in the world, and the total life expectancy is estimated to be a little over 51 years.
The final entry on our list of most fragile States in the world is South Sudan, which is the youngest nation in the world. Unfortunately, it also takes the top spot on our list of most fragile States. They have bottom scores for group grievances, state legitimacy, human rights, refugees, public services, and external intervention. South Sudan has been in constant phase of fighting ever since her independence in 2011. The country also boasts world’s worst maternal mortality rate and 16th-worst infant mortality rate.
Editor’s Note: This list of most fragile States in the world has been compiled in consistency with the Fragile State Index, which is compiled every year by Foreign Policy magazine.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.