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Safest and least safe countriesLast week a 6.7 earthquake hit Greece and Turkey killing at least two tourists. The Telegraph recently published a 2015 World Risk Report that was compiled by the United Nations University for Environment and Human Security, and both Greece and Turkey are listed among the countries in Europe where a natural disaster is most likely to strike. From the story: “The report assigned a risk percentage to a total of 173 countries, based on the chances of experiencing earthquakes, storms, floods, droughts and sea level rises.”

Well, I found a more recent (2016) report on Wikipedia. From that, here are the safest and least safe countries—next to the percentage risk of experiencing a natural disaster:

The 20 safest countries:

  1. Qatar — 0.08%
  2. Malta — 0.60%
  3. Saudi Arabia — 1.14%
  4. Barbados — 1.32%
  5. Grenada — 1.42%
  6. Iceland — 1.52%
  7. Bahrain — 1.69%
  8. Kiribati — 1.78%
  9. United Arab Emirates — 1.97%
  10. Sweden — 2.12%
  11. Norway — 2.19%
  12. Finland — 2.21%
  13. Singapore — 2.27%
  14. Egypt — 2.29%
  15. Israel — 2.30%
  16. Estonia — 2.36%
  17. Switzerland — 2.37%
  18. Luxembourg — 2.43%
  19. Seychelles — 2.55%
  20. France — 2.62%

The 20 least safe countries:

  1. Gambia — 12.07%
  2. Vietnam — 12.53%
  3. Japan — 12.99%
  4. Fiji — 13.15%
  5. Guinea-Bissau — 13.56%
  6. Nicaragua — 14.62%
  7. Mauritius — 15.53%
  8. Timor-Leste — 15.69%
  9. El Salvador — 16.05%
  10. Papua New Guinea — 16.43%
  11. Cambodia — 16.58%
  12. Costa Rica — 17.00%
  13. Brunei — 17.00%
  14. Solomon Islands — 19.14%
  15. Bangladesh — 19.17%
  16. Guatemala — 19.88%
  17. Philippines — 26.70%
  18. Tonga — 29.33%
  19. Vanuatu — 36.28%
  20. Sao Tome and Principe — (unavailable)
  21. Samoa — (unavailable)

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1 Comment On "Natural Disasters: The Safest and Least Safe Countries"
  1. Tom|

    You need to find a similar list related to war/terrorist events.

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