South Sudan tops list of ‘extreme risk’ nations

South Sudan’s government soldiers in Paloch oil field. Photo: Punghi /

Juba, December 1, 2018 (SSNA) — The Republic South Sudan has been named as one of the countries with extreme danger level based on the current threat posed to anyone who wants to travel to the young nation, a report released last month by the Travel Risk Map shows.

The company with help from International SOS experts says it’s 2019 travel risk map report is based on many factors. These risk factors include political violence (political violence (including terrorism, insurgency, politically motivated unrest, and war), social unrest (including sectarian, communal and ethnic violence), and violent and petty crimes, according to the UK-based Independent newspaper.

The newspaper also reported that the agency ranking is also based on the robustness of the transport infrastructure, the state of industrial relations, the effectiveness of the security, and emergency services, and the country’s susceptibility to natural disasters.

The report lists five categories of risk: insignificant, low, medium, high and extreme.

The nations that are ranked in ‘extreme’ risk category with South Sudan are Somalia, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Afghanistan.