20 Most Dangerous Countries in the World in 2023, Ranked

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world's most dangerous countries 

Wanderlust may take you all over the world, but some countries are too dangerous to visit, and knowing which are best avoided in 2023 could keep you safe. 

Here is a closer look at a list of the most dangerous countries in the world based on data from the World Population Review.

Most Dangerous Countries in the World

Decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to widespread human rights abuses, poverty, and political violence.

Democratic Republic of Congo

For two decades, Iraq has struggled through sectarian violence, terrorism, and civil unrest. Attacks against civilians and government workers are common, and kidnapping has affected thousands. 



Kidnapping is endemic in Somalia. On top of this, Somalia has faced a brutal insurgency, piracy, and severe weather patterns with extreme droughts or floods impacting food supply and travel. 


Armed militias have battled each other for more than a decade, leading to rampant violence and human rights abuses. The unrest has triggered a humanitarian crisis, displacing over a million — with thousands of casualties. 

Central African Republic

Civil unrest and political upheaval have persisted since the 1980s. Terrorism and natural disasters like flooding have added to the country’s hazards.


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