These are the world's 20 most dangerous countries, and photos showing what life is like there

National Liberation Army (ELN) soldiers standing in formation in Arauca province, Colombia, in 2002.

In terms of organized crime, terrorism, homicide and reliability of police forces, the US ranks as the 56th safest country in the world, falling just below China at 55.

Russia comes in at 105, just below Kenya and a few dozen spots beneath Bosnia. 

An Oct. 16, 2018 report by the World Economic Forum shows that countries that enjoy more security also enjoy better economic development.

The most dangerous countries, shown in the next 20 photos, are rife with terrorism, economic insecurity, and have some of the worst homicide rates in the world. Read more about them below:

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20. India is home to 11 recognized terrorist organizations, including al-Qaeda and ISIS offshoots.

19. Chad

Conflict in Darfur sent hundreds of thousands of refugees into Chad, which resulted in massive displacement of its own citizens. The CIA estimates over 300,000 Sudanese refugees are living in Chad.

Boko Haram and ISIS have an established presence in the country.

As of 2011, almost half the nation’s citizens were living in poverty, according to the CIA.


18. Nearly one-third of the population in the Dominican Republic lives in poverty.

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