Number of countries with high risk of kidnapping rises: report

By Josh Bradford on February 22, 2016

NYA kidnap map 2016-200x200The world was a more dangerous place for kidnappings in 2015 with the number of severe-risk countries surging from 8 to 11.

 Global risk and crisis management consultancy NYA International released its 2016 Kidnap and Piracy Map and Global Kidnap Review last week for organizations seeking guidance on the threats to their people and operations worldwide.

 Intensified civil conflicts in Africa, entrenched criminality in Latin America and the advance of Islamist militancy were all contributing factors to the surge in severe-risk locations. The countries include Afghanistan, CAR, DRC, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

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Josh is an Editor at Advisen in the Research & Editorial division. He is the lead editor responsible for several of Advisen’s Front Page News editions and he also originates custom research on behalf of Advisen’s largest insurance company clients. Contact Josh at [email protected].