There are thousands of beautiful places to visit in this world, but there are also some places where you do not have to think twice about crossing it out off your bucket list. Here are the top 10 most dangerous places on earth where you would not dare visit.
1. North Korea
North Korea is a country located in East Asia and is officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The capital of North Korea is named Pyongyang and is considered the largest city.
Corruption, prostitution, and human trafficking are rampant in this self-reliant socialist state. It is the world’s most militarized society and it is about to wage war on South Korea, which makes it a risky place to go to.
2. South Africa
South Africa is one of the most dangerous places in the world that is currently not at war. High crime rates and violence in the country have earned this kind of reputation.
Rampant robberies, unsafe roads, the risk for HIV, and a high statistic for rape and assault of women are among the most common occurrences in South Africa. Extra precaution should be taken in order to enjoy this beautiful country despite its risks.
Pakistan has been ranked 8th in the world’s most dangerous countries. Pakistan had a CTI of 122, that being the Country Index Threat, which determines the country’s volume of rebel and terrorist alerts, messaging traffic, videos, photos, incidents, and fatalities of a country in a previous month.
The higher the CTI of a country, the more dangerous it becomes. There are assassinations of politicians and bombings. Christians, Hindus, Muslims, and other religious minorities have suffered private violence.
Mexico has a high violence and crime rate, such as kidnapping, robbery, and carjacking that has been organized by various Mexican crime groups. Gun battles happen in the daytime between rival criminal organizations and have claimed hundreds of innocent lives in the process.
Kidnappings are also on the rise and continue to do so according to statistics. It is best that you avoid traveling to parts of Mexico that have been specifically advised to be dangerous.
Somalia is considered to be one of the most dangerous countries in the world because of its chaotic environment due to a lack of a central authority. Civil wars, border disputes, military coups are the most common problems it is facing today.
The country has criminals and terrorists of all kinds: warlords, pirates, kidnappers, bomb makers, Islamist insurgents, freelance gunmen. It does not even have a green zone where you can nurse your wounds if ever you get hurt or injured. Heed this piece of advice: avoid this place.
Sudan has been considered a dangerous place due to violence that does not seem to stop. Bandits and terrorists have targeted tourists for kidnapping. The Darfur region, Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states have been declared off-limits to travelers due to the dangers in the area.
A genocide that is funded by the Sudan government happens here, and where thousands of people died. The Sudanese are hospitable people and if you just stay in safer areas, you might even enjoy yourself.
As to this day, Libya is in a middle of a civil war. That is why all manner of travel has been banned in this country, it is simply too dangerous. This is due to the instability of its politics and society, following Qaddafi’s overthrow.
The government that overtook the reigns does not have the strength to destroy militia groups that continue to terrorize neighboring cities and other areas. So, stay away from crowded places and public gatherings and try to leave the place as soon as you can, the place is just teeming with danger.
Afghanistan is said to be the most dangerous place to be born, children are forced to beg on the streets due to an inadequate supply of food, lack of access to shelter, healthcare, and safe water.
It is also one of the most dangerous places for women to go to because of rampant violence, rape, murder, poor access to health care, and poverty. The ongoing conflict in Afghanistan makes it a very unsafe place to visit due to an extreme perception of danger.
An estimated 100,000 people have already died due to the Syrian conflict that still continues up to this day and has now escalated into a civil war.
There are ongoing military conflicts, terrorist attacks, and kidnappings, which have led to the kidnappings of several media people, foreign nationals, and humanitarian workers. Hostages like NGOs and journalists are often killed.
Traveling to Iraq remains to be a dangerous one even though the war was ceased in 2011. The risks of kidnapping, terrorist attacks, shootings, and murder still make it an unsafe place to travel to.
Also, the presence of unexploded landmines poses a threat to travelers. Iraq is a place where everyone will try to kill you one way or another. So, if you really wish to visit, look out for your own safety.
“Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” is God’s first and greatest commandment. If only people understood its deeper meaning, the world would not be in so much chaos. If only people knew how to love instead of hate, then this world would be a better place to live in.