It is always important to know about the place you are in when you travel a lot or just go on vacation for a couple of days every time.
In all forms and types, the traveling could sometimes be hazards.
One nation could be torn by war and filled with distressed people. While we might know one for theft and violence on the road.
These are the top 10 most dangerous places in the world to visit in 2020:
10. Gaza Strip
A 25-mile stretch of land is home to around 1.8 million people & is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Although the area is no longer under Israeli occupation, it is still under strict border control.
The Israeli army conducts raids within the area to counter Hamas terrorists (who have support from Arabic Nations) and Salafi jihadists from inside the border who are carrying out attacks toward Israel.
When most brutal conflicts take place, those touring Gaza should remain back from protests and off the roads in the evening.
Areas close to the frontier are susceptible to shooting and airstrikes, while police facilities and public structures are often sites for both terrorists and Israeli operations on a larger scale.
Also, Hamas imposes rigid Sharia law in Gaza, so before arriving in the town, tourists should be familiar with social requirements.
It is because the breaking of laws in Sharia can have harsh punishments. In both ways, this could be one world’s deadliest place.
Natal city is on Brazil’s Atlantic coast.
The city’s sights include beautiful beaches, historic sites, and shopping malls.
It used to be among the best tourist destination in South America.
But in recent years, there are some signs and hazards in this so-called sun town as the eye-catching beaches in the city have become a hub for robberies.
Many cases have been recorded by oceanfront tourists that muggers notice individual people with the camera and precious stuff.
Blackmailing at gunpoint for robbery in some of the worst situations you can face, that’s why authorities suggest walking in a group with a local person will be a better idea.
Police officers also harass tourists to bribe them with fake charges or violations of minor rules.
Thus, with the regular headlines of gang violence and corruption, the Brazilian city is astonishing.
The city’s murder rate is around 103 per lakh; this way, Brazil is shattering its murder record.
This also involves murder by police officers’ hands. In the latest moments, the amount of rapes and murders of women has also increased.
Natal these days, because of corruption and gangs have become notorious as the new dangerous city in the world if not in South America.
International media often term Somalia the most dangerous country in the world, which is surrounded by violence and war.
It’s a pirate hotspot and these modern pirates kidnap people and demand ransom in exchange to release.
Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu has seen decades of war and has only lately started healing.
Unfortunately, there is still unrest because of the Islamist militant group supported by Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabab, as pirates continue to terrorize the region.
The average ransom settlement received by pirates in Somalia between 2005 and 2012 was $2.7 million, according to a report published by Interpol, the United Nations, and the World Bank.
There’s been an estimate of an amount between $339 million and $413 million in total ransom deals taken to the pirates during that period.
The country has become one of the most dangerous places in the world since the Baghdad attack in 2003.
It’s almost 15 years the country is broken apart from countless wars, corrupt politicians and Islamic terrorists.
Since 2012, large-scale assaults in Baghdad have been on the rise following a lull in brutality.
It is a highly volatile scenario, where the risk of a terrorist attack or kidnapping is possible, as many authorities request tourists to stay away from this region.
“Just not to go there” is a common approach to stay safe in Baghdad, and it is harmful (sometimes deadly) to move outside the safe zone.
Roadside car bombings in Baghdad and towns such as Ramadi, Fallujah are regular events.
And while the trends seem to turn against ISIS, the terrorist organization still controls Iraq’s second-largest town, Mosul in 2020.
But the good news is that ISIS is losing its grip over its opponents.
These opponents include other major terrorist groups, rebels, Kurds, the US, and other nations that have teamed up together to finish it at once.
Even if Islamic State falls, the civil war will continue as these opponents are not all allies of each other.
6. Helmand province Afghanistan
The Afghan war has become the longest conflict in the history of the United States.
Not only has the war become more intense over time, but it has become more complex.
Assaults from all sides are getting bigger, more frequent, wider, and much more destructive.
Both powers — the Taliban backed by all regional Islamic terrorists and the Afghan Govt backed by the US/NATO — are trying to get the upper hand.
Both sides are trying in their favor to break the stalemate as each side wants to increase its impact and seize more territory.
Now, to make the matter deadlier,
The rise of the Khorasan branch of the Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan has brought new heights to the level of killings and brutality in 2020.
This new group claimed some of the deadliest attacks, mostly on civilian targets in urban centers.
The Taliban wants to increase its leverage as the concept of peace negotiations has gained momentum and talk from a place of authority at the negotiating panel.
Also, the growing tension between the US and regional powers, particularly Pakistan, Russia, and Iran, has a negative effect.
This international tension made this nation a proxy battleground, labeling it as the most dangerous country in the world to live.
These three nations have been accused by American and Afghan authorities for helping the Taliban to which they reject.
Tijuana is one of Mexico’s fastest-growing cities and is the world’s most frequented border city.
Many Americans travel across the border to this town every day to experience the Mexican culture.
The city’s nightlife, calm bars, spicy food, and hotels add more elegance to it.
The citizens of this city know of the real risks, though.
An initiative has been made by the US State Department based on the increasing city’s violent crime rate.
Although the town had forever been a safe location, the circumstances have changed a lot now, and Tijuana has become Mexico’s crime point after Juarez.
Many pickpocketers and purse-snatchers have settled their base in public places and beautiful tourist spots.
The city also acts as a place for trafficking in human beings and narco-violence by big Mexican Cartels.
Tijuana’s most scary fact is the very high murder rate of 101 murders per lakh people.
As in ongoing drug wars, the pace is steadily increasing, and the amount of crimes is also increasing.
Power struggles in the streets is also a reason for the increase in the number of homicides.
The city is a natural gateway to cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and cannabis trading drugs in the United States.
4. Sana'a Yemen
Because of the continual attacks, assassination, and random bombings, it serves as a battleground for global proxy wars.
For its unique design, the ancient town of Sana’a has a distinctive architectural element and is one of the tourist spots in the Middle East.
But is also renowned as one of the world’s most politically volatile locations you’ve ever been able to stay in.
The U.S. State Department advises its people not to travel to the region.
This is because there is frequent conflict between protesters and government forces as the situation goes out of control within minutes.
3. Los Cabos Mexico
Mexico’s Los Cabos City is a beautiful resort town.
But in the last years, it is accompanied by several killings, the town has become the world’s number one dangerous city by the murder rate.
It is no longer the status of the city as a peaceful gateway by covering too much violence over the town to which the drug cartels performed a major part.
The number of killings in the town is skyrocketing as time goes on.
According to recent events, Los Cabos has a homicide rate of 112 per one lakh people.
In this city, lakes, restaurants, and vacationers are not safe.
The sands of beaches are not safe, as they show the scattered blood spots showcasing the level of slaughter in the city.
Gang violence is also a significant cause of the city’s increased crime level.
The authorities ensure that tourists are warned beforehand and suggested staying away from the town, given the city’s amazing beauty.
We can only hope the city will be safer in the long term for everyone.
This could be a fighting ground for the entire world, as this crisis has gone beyond jihad vs government matter.
The dispute over the supposed chemical arms assault on rebels by Syrian President Bashar al Assad in the Duma district of Damascus is only the latest chapter in this story.
As a common uprising against a dictatorial regime, the Syrian conflict started seven years ago.
Before morphing into a chain of proxy wars, this peaceful uprising quickly became a civil war with religious tones added later.
Saudi Arabia and its allies supported the battle against Assad through Sunni militias (terrorists) as Assad is an Alawite Muslim (Offshoot of Shia Muslims, rivals of Sunni Muslims).
The U.S. attempted to find moderate rebel groups with a small success that it could support and help them.
In Syria, Kurdish groups made deals — first with Assad and later with the U.S.
Turkey was funding and arming its own militias, partly to preserve influence in a country that was historically part of its empire, partly to combat the Kurds.
Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah interfered on the side of Assad to safeguard their Shiite religionists from the Sunni forces and to enhance their influence in the region.
To combat Hezbollah and Iran, Israel interfered.
Ultimately, the US and its allies, including Canada, joined immediately to battle the extremists known as Daesh or the Islamic State.
Russia interfered immediately to avoid the collapse of its Middle Eastern ally, the Assad government.
There is a high uncertainty of a direct war between Turkey and U.S. soldiers as Americans are supporting Kurdish groups.
Kurds want a separate nation called Kurdistan and Turkey is prepared to do anything it can to stop this.
Interestingly enough, Turkey and the United States both are members of NATO.
Syria is a disaster as within this tiny nation, there are already enough entrants with conflicting goals to start a Global World War.
It all started after Socialist Democratic candidate Hugo Chavez won his first presidential term in 1999.
As with all Socialist Democracies, citizens were happy initially until Venezuela’s economy started its downfall from 2013.
His successor Nicolás Maduro, who unsurprisingly took over the control, precipitated Venezuela’s economic downfall, which ignited an economic crisis.
Naturally, like any other communist government, he refused to give up his presidential seat, which ultimately led to total collapse.
According to the Venezuelan Violence Observatory, this country has been in a state of crisis for years, grounded in political unrest, mass protests, water, medication shortages, rising drug trafficking and has one of the highest murder levels in the globe.
Venezuela’s insecurity highlights a bigger pattern in Latin America and the Caribbean, suffering from ever-high rates of insecurity.
Collectively, over the previous two years, the area has had the lowest ratings for law and order.
According to the study, 42% of Venezuelans had stolen property or money in 2017, and almost 25% of Venezuelans were assaulted, one of the highest attack rates in the world.
While nearly 70% of individuals surveyed were confident in their local police across all 142 nations, that amount dropped to 24% for Venezuelans.
Only 17% of Venezuelans felt secure at night when compared to the 68% world average.
The crisis is so severe that people are forced to eat rotten meat.
Venezuela undoubtedly is the most dangerous place in the world in 2020, which you should avoid visiting at any cost.
As long as there is a lack of empathy & selfishness, there will be a crime and this factor makes these locations deadlier.
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