World’s most dangerous places
This list is compiled and maintained regularly by the US State Department. It is sad to see Haiti still on the top of the list as this just reinforces the metaphorical comparison between hell and Haiti. The natural earthquake disaster set the country back and the people continue to need assistance. This is a place worth Nation Building.
I am certain that Israel would like to get off this list. It will take a concerted world wide effort to make it so.
It is shameful that America’s next door neighbor is high on this list. There can be no excuses for the USA permitting this.
It is surprising to see Saudi Arabia on the list. Can someone explain this?
“Current Travel Warnings
Travel Warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that country. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff. The countries listed below meet those criteria.
Israel, the West Bank and Gaza 06/20/2010
Cote d'Ivoire 05/12/2010
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 04/21/2010
Central African Republic 02/26/2010
Saudi Arabia 02/18/2010