Out of 178 countries in the world, Nigeria is 171 – making it one of the most dangerous countries in the world to bring a child into.
This is a new report by Save the Children‘s 15th annual State of the World’s Mothers Report.
Finland is the safest place, followed by Norway, Sweden and Iceland. 10 African countries round up the list of 178 countries, making them the worst countries.
Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo account for a staggering 20 percent of child deaths.
At 178, Somalia is the most dangerous country for pregnant women and young children in the world. This is due to natural disaster as well as persistent conflict.
The report also states that six percent of women in the African country are likely to die of a maternal cause, and a staggering 15 percent of children will perish before they turn five.
Health, education and the economy in all 178 nations help determine which are the safest and happiest for mothers and children to live in.
The Top 10
9. Belgium * (tied)
169. Cote d’Ivoire
172. Sierra Leone
173. Central African Republic
175. Niger* (tied)
177. Democratic Republic of Congo