UAE ranks second on Global Finance magazine’s index world’s es

UAE is the world’s second safest country in 2021 Global Finance Magazine has reported.
The index which takes into account three fundamental factors – war and peace, personal security, and natural disaster risk, hails the Gulf country’s efforts to curb the covid-19 pandemic.
UAE is now the world’s most vaccinated nation, with 64.3 per cent of residents fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The index ranking is dominated by Iceland. Qatar followed the UAE.
The top 10 safest countries include Singapore, Finland, Mongolia, Norway, Denmark, Canada and New Zealand.
Other regional countries namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman are ranked respectively 12th, 18th, 19th, and 25th.
The 10 least safe countries on the other hand are Philippines, Colombia, Guatemala, Nigeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Yemen and North Macedonia.
“Countries with serious civil conflict that have high risks from a natural disaster such as the Philippines, Nigeria, Yemen, and El Salvador all reported relatively low death tolls from Covid-19, yet performed poorly in terms of safety overall,” Global Finance said.
“Yemen’s brutal civil war and El Salvador’s high murder rate (highest in Latin America) offset any improvement in safety ranking because they avoided the worst-case scenario surrounding Covid-19.”

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