Most Dangerous Places In The World


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online. In our previous shows, we’ve looked at dangerous
places to visit mostly in terms of crime, but today we’ll branch out a little and
look at more than just crime. We won’t state the obvious in terms of danger,
i.e. getting dropped off in the middle of the Antarctic, deep inside the Amazon jungle,
or trying to survive half way up Mount Everest, but look at places around the world which
most governments agree would not be safe for you to visit. Think of this not as a survivalist-type show,
but a show focused on places you could get to by air travel and find a hotel. We’ll use government warnings as one resource,
but also try and find out what people have said who have travelled there. So, welcome to this episode of the Infographics
Show, Most Dangerous Places in The World. We’ll start with Afghanistan. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(or FCO) advises its citizens not to travel to Afghanistan right now and lists the specific
no-go areas, but there are too many to mention. The FCO states that if things should turn
awry, you won’t get much help from consular services, so you’re basically taking your
life into your own hands. Terrorist attack is the major threat, we are
told, with the capital Kabul being as dangerous as some outlying areas. The U.S. Department of State says this at
the top of its Afghanistan page: “Do not travel to Afghanistan due to crime, terrorism,
civil unrest, and armed conflict.” But what if you really wanted to go? In 2016, an Afghan journalist told the BBC
that indeed there are lots of areas you should definitely not visit, but added, “There
are places in Afghanistan that are totally safe for tourists. If you fly into Kabul, then fly to Bamiyan
or Herat, that’s the safe way.” A BBC correspondent said the same, that parts
of Afghanistan are beautiful and safe, but you should do your homework regarding where
to visit. A blogger writing in 2016 who wrote a guide
to Kabul said she found it safe and didn’t try to blend in by wearing local dress. “I personally never felt that my life was
in danger at any time, though I have to admit that sometimes I felt uncomfortable passing
armed security in the street,” she said, adding, “I was never harassed and most of
the time I wasn’t actually noticed.” She said that you can travel overland to get
there, or fly from somewhere like Dubai or Istanbul. When you arrive, you’ll have to register
yourself as a visitor. She even cites a 2014 Vice article that discusses
Kabul’s vibrant nightlife. One thing we must remember about dangerous
places, is that for locals, life generally goes on as normal. As consumers of news, we can sometimes focus
only on the negative, but who knows if you’ll be the unlucky one. But what about Syria? Surely this war-torn nation must be dangerous
to visit? Again, the Brits and the American governments
firmly state DO NOT GO. The FCO writes that in many areas, “Full
scale military operations involving the use of small arms, tanks, artillery and aircraft
are ongoing.” The U.S. tells us, “No part of Syria is
safe from violence. Kidnappings, the use of chemical warfare,
shelling, and aerial bombardment have significantly raised the risk of death or serious injury.” One blogger calling himself “the Unusual
Traveller” went in 2017 after getting a tourist visa and booking a flight to Beirut,
as you can’t fly directly into Syria. He visited Damascus, Aleppo, and the countryside
over 10 days. He said in general the streets are lively
and people get on with life, that there is little sign of war, but you’ll have to go
through military checkpoints now and again. He saw all the sites, ate in cafés, drank
beer, and had a good time. “In the afternoon, the bars and pubs are
filled with locals that enjoy a few beers and drinks together with watching European
football on big screens,” he wrote. Still, a lot can happen in a year, so if you
plan on going, maybe you should do your homework. If you are wondering about Iraq, the FCO is
more lenient, saying there a few areas you should probably give a miss and try not to
get involved with political demonstrations. The U.S strongly advises you not to go. Nonetheless, if you visit the Lonely Planet
forum right now regarding visiting Iraq, you’ll find many people are going there, with most
visitors choosing Kurdistan. One UK national writes, “I’ve just returned
from a 10 days tour in Southern Iraq, Basra to Baghdad. It was a fabulous experience to see historical
places, like Babylon, Ur, Ctesiphon, and the marshlands of Mesopotamia.” So, moving away from nations ravaged by conflict,
what place is the most dangerous in terms of crime? Syrians might be welcoming for the most part,
but are there places just too sketchy to walk the streets? You’ll know from our “Is It Safe in Mexico”
episode that there is a lot of gang violence around the country, but you’ll also know
that expats and locals will tell you the chance of you being a victim is very unlikely. We’ll leave Mexico alone and look at one
of the world’s most murderous cities in the world, Caracas, Venezuela. Again, the U.S. government says don’t go,
due to political violence, violent crime, poverty and corruption. Travel sites do say you should know the lay
of the land, and you might be better off having a friend to help you get around lest you wander
into a no-go area. On Tripadvisor, one person said in 2017 that
he goes twice a year to see family, but indeed he said it keeps getting worse. “Take precautions,” said the poster, and
added that it’s better you have a friend that lives there. It’s hard to find anything positive on Tripadvisor,
but we found this post, “I went in July. LOVED it, but was nervous the whole time. I took a MILLION precautions.” Another blogger said the same, you can’t
just land there and expect to improvise. You’ll need to come to grips with the currency,
and hire guides to show you around. The website World Nomads writes, “Violent
crime is rife in both the capital Caracas and the interior, and as a foreigner you are
a prime target.” It states that kidnappings from hotels happen,
and wandering the streets can be bad for your health. Wander into a barrio (or slum) and you may
not wander out. In fact, the site talks about the beauty of
the city but more or less says just about every part of your journey will be fraught
with danger from airport to beach bar. Now we turn to Africa. It’s hard to say what is the most dangerous
place to visit in this continent, with Johannesburg in South Africa being mentioned for street
crime, and the countries of Somalia, Sierra Leone and Liberia also getting a mention for
high crime rates. We thought we’d turn to two Africa-based
websites to find the most dangerous city in the continent. Both sites said Rustenburg City in the North
West Province of South Africa, but only because they were going on crime statistics. You’ll also find serious travel warnings
about many other countries, such as the Central African Republic, where it’s said roaming
armed gangs might rob, assault, or worse, kill. Mali, South Sudan and Libya also get top level
travel warnings due to political unrest and armed gangs. At the same time, you’ll find that Rustenberg
is a tourist haven, and according to some sources, not as dangerous as Johannesburg
or Cape Town. A South African website tells us, “Don’t
be fooled by the easy-going atmosphere. Keep your wits about you and remember that
South Africa is one of the most dangerous countries in the world.” It states that you should know where you are
going, and don’t wander into a slum where you might just stand out. As for the Central African Republic, WikiTravel
states in bold red letters that it “is possibly the most dangerous country in the world for
locals and tourists alike.” It says you can expect to pay bribes to police,
see violence in broad daylight, and that armed robberies are common. In fact, most western governments warn people
not to go there. One blogger summed up his trip like this,
“Central African Republic is not a nice place to visit at the current time and likely
won’t be for the foreseeable future.” Not too many tourists visit the places we
have mentioned, but the next place is continually packed with tourists from the West and all
around the world. Over recent years, its been said, statistically,
to be the most dangerous tourist destination for Australian and British tourists. The country is Thailand, and the main reason
for so many deaths is accidents. You name it, drowning drunk in the ocean,
overdosing on party pills, or more commonly, crashing a rented scooter. A recent article in the British press also
discussed an usual number of Brits being murdered there with a shady police investigation following. There are also many accidents that the media
calls suspicious. If you check out Thailand expat forums, there’s
a common saying, which states visitors often leave their brains on the plane, but who could
blame them in a country that seems so laid back. In fact, it seems similar in the surrounding
nations of Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. According to most sources, if visiting this
beautiful part of the world, be sensible when you drive, beware of going overboard with
the partying, and try not to make locals lose face. We should add that of course the number of
accidents and deaths is very high partly due to the fact that so many tourists visit these
places. Those don’t seem so bad! So grab some sunblock and bug spray, and get
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100 thoughts on “Most Dangerous Places In The World”

  1. If you think we left out a dangerous place please write it down in the ocmments and explain why… And also if you think that any of the described places has been added to the list unjustly – explain why you think it isn't that bad…

  2. I came from Kurdistan and it's SO Safe I swear

    Random people greet u

    I went alone on the streets nothing happens u liar

  3. I would like to ask is South Africa really that dangerous as mentioned in the video?? Anyone from South Africa??

  4. Hey infographics shows,You can watch Drew binsky,Indigo traveller,stgtravels video about syria,venezuela,afghanistan.🇸🇾🇦🇫🇻🇪Afghanistan is an underrated country.

  5. i am from Syria and i was lived in it for my whole life with family, and everything is fine. there’s part of the country that hasent been affect by war. it’s not as bad as people think so that’s it a place you can’t live in anymore. 🤦🏻‍♀️ yes internet is horrible and only works a few hours but it not that deadly in all of syria there’s still safe places in syria the war not touched

    (sorry for bad inglish i speak mostly arabic)

  6. So the Bars in Syria are full of locals wearing other Gulf countries national dress? Please do your homework and rectify your stereotyped view on arabs all wearing the same dress! Do you wear a Scottish skirt just because you are westerner???!!
    That is sad!

  7. my brother was in syira for the army hegot deployed the day after he left his base was bombed
    rip people who were there

  8. Like Δ if you thought Nigeria was on this list ….but sadly you saw South Africa …Things are not as they seem and Nigeria is relatively peaceful despite some fake news….

  9. All of that because of your heineous schemes. Provide israeli military forces and weapons and talk yourselves about being a hero. Cut that bull**

  10. I live in S.A in Johannesburg but it's not that dangerous theost dangerous place in South Africa is (if u not frm s.a u won't be able to pronounce this) JOZI

  11. Thailand?! I went there, I also went to Vietnam and I don't see any car crashes there, and the countries are very modern (kinda).

  12. Many members of my family live in Caracas. They live happily and without a lot of problems, but they wish the country was like in the 1960s, when it was one of the world's leading economies.

  13. South Africa would probably rank higher if this video was updated. What a pity I love that country with all my heart it’s beautiful in many ways but it needs to be restored. Love from SA🇿🇦

  14. my dad has been to Afghanistan every year now for at least a month for the last few years and alhamdullilah nothing bad has happened and never ever will inshAllah

  15. CAREFUL OF THOSE 'SOURCES' (RUSTENBERG? LOL). CONTRARY TO WHAT THE HYSTERICAL COMMENT ON THAT WEBSITE SUGGESTS, SOUTH AFRICA ISN'T BLACKLISTED BY OTHER GOVERNMENTS' TRAVEL SECTIONS. THIS IS MORE RELIABLE THAN CERTAIN OTHER 'SOURCES' AND GIVES YOU AN INKLING THAT IT ISN'T SEEN AS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS COUNTRY. YOU SHOULD'VE MADE THIS CLEARER IN THE VIDEO.

  16. ROUGH 10 MOST VIOLENT COUNTRIES IMO: #1 LIBYA; #2 SYRIA; #3 AFGHANISTAN; #4 YEMEN; #5 SOUTH SUDAN; #6 CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC; #7 SOMALIA; #8 IRAQ; #9 PAKISTAN; #10 MALI

  17. Pahilom dira oi mura kag maayo da adto rag pilipinas ma nindotan jud ka banga man ka manghinawayon !! Kung imo saw nga country ang pahinawayan bi !!!

  18. Im from the philippines and my opinion is that the philippines is the best place because of the beaches and more

    Its my opinion

  19. Philippines is very dangerous place for all white men because all Filipina women would want you to marry them for them to have an American or European citizenship

  20. The High Crime areas in The United States are small and obvious. The poorer it looks, the more dangerous it is. and despite it's old reputation, New York City is one of the safest Cities in the Country.

  21. 3:35 Narrator talking about syria: full of locals
    Also narrator: shows men wearing the traditional Peninsula costume WHICH IS NOT HOW THE LOCALS DRESS

  22. Thailand is not dangerous due to crime but coz of the number of motorbike accidents alot of people dont take precautions.

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