In mid-March, an international consulting firm Mercer has published an annual ranking of naming the best and worst cities in the world for life. The best, as expected, the eighth consecutive year, recognized Vienna, second and third place was awarded to Zurich and Auckland. Much more interesting things are the worst.

Among the worst cities, leaders change, almost every year because of the unstable situation in the world. Here we will consider the most dangerous cities for the world, in which to survive is already an achievement.

At the same time, we note that Minsk was the worst city to live in Europe, according to the Mercer rating, it took 190th place. The capital of Belarus in the ranking of cities in Europe follows Tirana (the capital of Albania) and Kiev.

And so the Top 10 most dangerous cities for living

Tenth place: Conakry, Guinea

photo: Luc Gnago / Reuters

Taxi drivers are waiting for clients in the Madina region of the Guinean capital.

Ninth place: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo 

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The hospital in Kinshasa is one of the largest in Africa. There are two thousand beds here, the clinic employs 2,250 people.

Eighth place: Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 

photo: Weiron Photo / Flickr

Brazzaville stands on the bank of the Congo River - in front of the neighbor rated Kinshasa.

Seventh place: Damascus, Syria 

photo: Omar Sanadiki / Reuters

A local resident examines the ruins of buildings that were hit by Israeli aircraft

Sixth: N'Djamena, Republic of Chad

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Over the past 10 years, N'Djamena has repeatedly fought the government forces of Chad with the rebels. There are almost no modern buildings, the main part of the building is huts and houses made of clay.

Fifth place: Khartoum, Sudan

photo: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah / Reuters

Khartoum - the capital of Sudan. The country is considered one of the poorest in the world, the unemployment rate reaches 20 percent of the poverty threshold of 40 percent of the population lives.

Fourth place: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

photo: Jorge Silva / Reuters

Surprisingly, in Port-au-Prince you can meet tourists. They come here for a day or two from the neighboring Dominican Republic to look at what real poverty is. Travelers are traveling exclusively accompanied by security guards.

Third place: Sanaa, Yemen 

photo: Mohammed Hamoud / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Huthis (Shiite militant group-Zaidi) during a patrol in Sanaa after the airstrikes inflicted by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

Second place: Bangui, Central African Republic 

photo: Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Local residents are hiding behind the walls of houses during the invasion of Chad troops in April 2014. Then 30 people died, more than three hundred were wounded.

First place: Baghdad, Republic of Iraq 

photo: Saad Shalash / Reuters

The population of Baghdad is nine million people, it is one of the largest megacities of the Middle East. Constant acts of terrorism, kidnappings and overshooting banditry make Baghdad the world's least suitable city for living.

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