In Pictures: The World's 15 Poorest and Most Dangerous Countries

The Legatum Prosperity Index ranks countries from most prosperous to most dangerous, unstable and poorest. Here are the world’s 15 worst countries with the hardest living conditions. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Georges Gobet/Reuters/Florin Iorganda/Reuters/Goran Tomasevic/Reuters/Stefanie Glinski/AFP
15. Congo. (Image: Congolese girls displaced by war stand on the outskirts of a makeshift camp near Goma in eastern Congo on February 11, 2009.)Finbarr O'Reilly/REUTERS

The Legatum Prosperity Index ranks countries from most prosperous to most dangerous, unstable and poorest.
Here are the world’s 15 worst countries with the hardest living conditions. 

14. Libya. (Image: A protester reacts as the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames during a protest by an armed group said to have been protesting a film being produced in the United States, on September 11, 2012.)Esam Al-Fetori/Reuters
13. Pakistan. (Image: A schoolboy, carrying a backpack, walks past burning fuel tankers along the GT road in Nowshera, located in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, on October 7, 2010.)Adrees Latif/Reuters
12. Guinea. (Image: A child carries a tub near roadside garbage on October 24, 2008.)Georges Gobet/Reuters
11. Niger. (Image: Passengers stand outside their taxi during a sandstorm raised by the annual dry "Harmattan wind," on December 19, 2006.)Florin Iorganda/Reuters
10. Burundi. (Image: A protester sets up a barricade during a protest against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term in Bujumbura, on May 26, 2015.)Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
9. Angola. (Image: A wrestler poses on top of a truck overlooking a crowd attending an electoral meeting by Angolan President and The People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and MPLA presidential Candidate Joao Lourenço in Luanda, on August 19, 2017.)Marco Longari/AFP
8. Iraq. (Image: A man returns to his village after it was liberated from Islamic State militants, south of Mosul in Qayyara, Iraq, on October 22, 2016.)Alaa Al-Marjani
7. The Democratic Republic of Congo. (Image: Health personnel measures a child as part of a program for malnourished children sponsored by the World Food Program at a Health Center in Mavivi, Beni territory, Eastern D.R.Congo, November 15, 2016.)Eduardo Soteras/AFP
6. Mauritania. (Image: A child sells salt on a street in the 5th Quarter in Nouakchott, on November 23, 2006.)Rafael Marchante/Reuters
5. Chad. (Image: Chadian woman shop at the market on November 4, 2006 in the capital N'Djamena. Chad declared a state of emergency in large areas of northern and southern Chad and in N'Djamena, in western Chad on November 13 after the area experienced extreme violence from both Janjaweed attacks and rebel groups fighting Chadian and Sudanese armies on Chadian territory.)Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images
4. Afghanistan. (Image: Afghan women wait in line to be treated at the Kalakan health clinic, on February 23, 2003.)Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
3. Sudan. (Image: A newly released child soldier looks through a rifle trigger guard during a release ceremony for child soldiers in Yambio, South Sudan, on February, 7.)Stefanie Glinski/AFP