Peoples Under Threat 2014


Peoples Under Threat 2014

01 May 2014

In a substantial global report, Peoples Under Threat 2014 highlights those countries around the world where communities face the greatest risk of genocide, mass killing or systematic violent repression. 

The report, published on 29 April 2014, is produced by Minority Rights Group International - an organisation which campaigns worldwide to give a voice to disadvantaged minorities. The report is compiled each year to also warn of potential future mass atrocities, and has previously highlighted countries such as South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

The 2014 report shows that the risk continues in countries such as these but also that levels have increased in other nations; the Middle East and Africa dominate the list of major risers in the Index which forms part of the report this year.

Key Findings

Countries which have risen up the Peoples Under Threat Index the most since 2013 are:

  • Syria
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Yemen
  • South Sudan
  • Central African Republic
  • Mali
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Ukraine

The highest rated countries with peoples most under threat in the 2014 Index are:

  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Afghanistan
  • Iraq
  • Pakistan
  • Myanmar
  • Ethiopia
  • Yemen 

You can read more from the Peoples Under Threat Index 2014 here

This article summarises an external report, and is not to be taken as the view of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. 

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