10 Most Dangerous Places to Live

"10 Baghdad, Iraq Baghdad is more likely to experience a terrorist attack than any other city in the world

Within just 1 year of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the number of terrorist attacks almost quadrupled from 78 to 302 In 2014 Baghdad was hit by 380 terrorist attacks, killing 1141 and injuring over 3600 And in 2015 it’s become the battleground for ISIS The militant extremists have littered the road to Baghdad with 500 mutilated bodies and forced 8000 people out of their homes, trying to conquer Iraq 9

Yokohama, Japan 37 million people live in the world’s number 1 natural disaster zone The Tokyo-Yokohama region of Japan rests on an active fault in the Pacific Ocean That means 80% of the population is under constant threat from tsunamis, earthquakes, floods and monsoons at any time At least 1500 earthquakes strike Japan every year, but in 2011 the country was hit by a colossal earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people, and cost over $300 billion in repairs 8

San Pedro Sula, Honduras The murder capital of the world Home to drug trafficking and gang wars, there are 187 homicides per 100,000 civilians – that’s more than 3 people murdered every day In contrast, the murder rate in the USA is just 48 per 100,000 The city is overrun by rival gangs the Mara Salvatrucha and 18th Street, whose 90,000 members are responsible for at least 60 massacres in the city every year

Even innocent children are targets In 2007 Tottenham footballer Wilson Palacios’ 14-year-old brother was kidnapped and brutally murdered by the M-18, even after his family paid a $500,000 ransom 7 Kashmir, South Asia The border between India and Pakistan could be the location of the next nuclear holocaust For over 60 years the 2 nations have fought over Kashmir, sparking 3 devastating wars

Fighting along this deadly fault line has killed more than 50,000 people since 1989 Today India and Pakistan have up to 200 nuclear warheads – some more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb – that could wipe out the 10 million residents of Kashmir, and plunge the region into a nuclear winter 6 Fukushima, Japan In March 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi power plant suffered a triple nuclear meltdown Entire districts were abandoned to avoid radiation poisoning – but one man still lives in Tomioka, a town just 6 miles from Fukushima

Every day Naoto Matsumura experiences 17 times the safe level of radiation After years of exposure, Naoto will develop chronic radiation syndrome, causing cancer, anemia, and neurological diseases Since the meltdown, over 100 children have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, which normally affects just 1 in a million 5 Naples, Italy In 79 A

D Mount Vesuvius buried the city of Pompeii under a sea of lava and poisonous gas, killing over 1200 people The volcano last erupted in 1944 and its next eruption is overdue Volcanologists predict that the next explosion will be so forceful that it will shoot out lava and ash up to 160 kilometers per hour, over a distance of 20 kilometers That hasn’t stopped 960,000 people settling in Naples at the base of this fiery beast – and two thirds of those live on the volcano’s slope, which could one day soon be scorched with molten rock as hot as 630 degrees

4 Ciudad Juárez [see-you-dad wha-rez], Mexico Latin America has the highest murder rate of women in the world In Ciudad Juárez, one of the most violent cities, 1 in 3 women is killed there from sexual assault and torture Up to 300 women a year are victims of femicide in Juarez Here women are regularly murdered from gang disputes and domestic violence

In 2010, dozens of girls went missing from the city 2 years later, the bones and slaughtered bodies of 18 young women were discovered in a mass grave in Ciudad Juárez – each one a victim of the femicide pandemic 3 The Sahel, Africa [pron ‘SA-HAIL’] Political conflict and failing rains in the African Sahel have left 23 million people starving in one of the deadliest droughts in history

In 2014 donors raised just 25% of the UN’s $2 billion appeal to end the famine At least 8 countries across the Sahel region are affected by poor harvests and the number of people who don’t know when their next meal will be has doubled in one year Today, a predicted 25 million malnourished people in the Sahel need urgent humanitarian intervention to survive the year 2

Gulags, North Korea The UN has declared North Korea’s human rights the worst in the world Up to 120,000 prisoners are enslaved in North Korea’s gulags, like Hwasong Every day, prisoners are tortured, starved, have limbs chopped off, and are forced to kill their own children, for as little as being late to work Even just expressing your opinion, watching a Hollywood movie, or making a long-distance phone call will have you executed or imprisoned North Korea’s 3 generations of punishment also means that children of prisoners are born and spend their entire lives in these camps without having ever committed a crime

1 Raqqa, Syria ISIS has taken over the city of Raqqa The militant terror group executes anyone who breaks Sharia law Women are regularly stoned to death for being ‘disrespectful’ and one man was even beheaded for cursing Oppression is rife in the city; the latest ISIS propaganda video shows soldiers executing 30 Ethiopian Christians

Academic books are illegal and the terror group has also threatened to execute any male teacher found educating female students "

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