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Updated by Chetan Priyadarshan on Nov 05, 2018
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10 Most Conflicted Countries In The World

This is a list of 10 most conflicted countries of the world.

1

South Sudan

South Sudan

The world's newest country is also the least peaceful nation in the world, according to the 2014 Global Peace Index

2

Iraq

Iraq

The rise of Isis in the country has led to much unrest and violence, with thousands displaced from the minority Yazidi sect

3

Somalia

Somalia

The nation has been fraught with civil war and famine. Most recently the military have been fighting Islamist insurgents Al-Shabaab

4

Sudan

Sudan

Since the country divided into two, there has been continuing unrest. This year the Sudanese army and rebels engaged in heavy fighting near the city of Kadugli

5

Central African Republic

Central African Republic

The nation has endured a violent civil war since 2012. Last year the government fell to rebels and the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the situation in the country was precarious

6

Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Civil wars have kept this country high in the ranks as one of the most conflicted places on the globe

7

Pakistan

Pakistan

Political corruption and instability have dogged Pakistan, as have conflicts with India over the disputed Kashmir region

8

North Korea

North Korea

Despite its secretive nature, the Communist state has ended up as one of the most conflicted nations in the world due to internal problems

9

Russia

Russia

Russia has annexed Crimea and been accused by the West of arming rebels who have taken over parts of eastern Ukraine - which has led to the ongoing conflict

10

Nigeria

Nigeria

Since 2002 the militant Islamist movement Boko Haram has caused much violence in the country in a bid to establish Sharia law and abolish the secular government. This year the terrorist group kidnapped 276 schoolgirls, leading to international criticism of the government's lack of action