25 Of The Most Failed States In The World

Posted by , Updated on March 11, 2014

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There are numerous failed state indices released every year that rank the countries of the world based on their status in several categories. These include human rights abuses, poverty, and public infrastructure. Today we’re going to take a closer look at 25 of the most failed states in the world.

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Chad

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At just under 50 years, Chad has the lowest life expectancy in the world. It has almost no public infrastructure and suffers from widespread human rights abuses.

4

South Sudan

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Recently gaining independence from Sudan, it is riddled with land mines and unable to provide basic health care to its population.

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Sudan

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Thanks to the brutal genocide in Darfur, Sudan was ranked one of the worst nations on Earth in terms of refugees, group grievances, and external intervention.

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Congo

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Widespread malnutrition, pollution, and disease gave Congo terrible scores in terms of demographic pressures. Hundreds of thousands of people die every year from civil conflicts and nearly half a million women are raped annually.

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Somalia

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Perpetually war torn and with almost no recognizable government this nation has a life expectancy of just above 50 years and infant mortality rate of 1 out of 5. It received the most abysmal ratings for refugees and human rights violations.

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