ExCeL London - 30 Sep - 01 Oct 2021
18 October 2021 - Virtual
28 October - London, UK
Drum Cussac ranked Syria the riskiest country in the world on its 2019 World Risk Map, based on 20 risk markers grouped under five categories: security, political, medical, environmental and infrastructural. The Middle East and North Africa is the riskiest region, heavily represented among the 10 riskiest countries.
North and Central Africa had notably high levels of infrastructural, environmental and medical risk. Drum Cussac said diseases like malaria, cholera and typhoid, along with poor access to medical facilities and medication, form a threat there. Additionally, poor aviation safety standards and large areas of poorly maintained roads pose challenges to mobility. Another threat is the growing lawlessness in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring areas, as criminals and militias taking advantage of fractured governments.
Aruba was classified as the least risky country. Among countries with populations of a million or more, Taiwan and Uruguay were the lowest risk, which Drum Cussac attributed to political stability and relatively strong economies.