The Philippines was ranked dead last by an international business magazine in its list of safest countries worldwide this year.
The Global Finance’s World Safest Countries 2021 ranked 134 countries on July 6, taking into account factors such as war and peace, personal security, and natural disaster risk including the “unique risk factors stemming from COVID-19.”
According to Global Finance, the top 5 safest countries are Iceland, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Singapore and Finland.
Meanwhile the 5 least safe nations are Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nigeria, Guatemala, Colombia and the Philippines.
Global Finance described the Philippines as having "serious civil conflict that has high risks from natural disasters."
In the Global Finance Safety Index, the higher a country’s score is the lower its rank.
The publication noted that this year's rankings and scores should be taken with a grain of salt as self-reporting governments may not be producing credible figures as well as some nations are not capable of gathering all necessary data.
Top 5 safest countries and their scores
1. Iceland – 3.9724
2. United Arab Emirates – 4.2043
3. Qatar – 4.5609
4. Singapore – 4.6184
5. Finland – 4.9782
Top 5 least safe counties and their scores
130. Bosnia and Herzegovina – 14.1361
131. Nigeria – 14.2778
132. Guatemala – 14.5842
133. Colombia – 14.8461
134. Philippines – 14.8899
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