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In Pictures: These are the 10 least liveable cities in the world

Updated : 2019-11-20 16:37:36

Syrian capital Damascus has emerged as the least liveable city in the globe followed by Lagos and Dhaka in the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s liveability ranking for 2019. The list, which was dominated by Asian and African urban centres were compiled after surveying 140 cities from across the globe.

I0: Caracas: The Venezuelan capital, that has become the centre for the ongoing civil unrest in the country emerged in the tenth position. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
I0: Caracas: The Venezuelan capital, that has become the centre for the ongoing civil unrest in the country emerged in the tenth position. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
9: Algiers: The Algerian capital has become the centre stage for the anti-establishment protests in the country to come in the ninth place. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina
9: Algiers: The Algerian capital has become the centre stage for the anti-establishment protests in the country to come in the ninth place. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina
8: Douala: The largest city in Cameroon comes eighth owing to various factors, especially the general economic and social health of the central African nation. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
8: Douala: The largest city in Cameroon comes eighth owing to various factors, especially the general economic and social health of the central African nation. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
7: Harare: Another African city to make it to the list was the capital of Zimbabwe. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
7: Harare: Another African city to make it to the list was the capital of Zimbabwe. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
6: Port Moresby: The capital of Papua New Guinea has emerged as the sixth least liveable city on the planet. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
6: Port Moresby: The capital of Papua New Guinea has emerged as the sixth least liveable city on the planet. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
5: Karachi: Pakistan's largest city has come at the fifth spot owing to the deteriorating condition of the metropolis.
5: Karachi: Pakistan's largest city has come at the fifth spot owing to the deteriorating condition of the metropolis.
4:Tripoli: The Libyan capital has been hit by one crisis after another not least because of the ongoing civil war that has seriously impacted its liveability. (REUTERS/Ayman al-Sahili)
4:Tripoli: The Libyan capital has been hit by one crisis after another not least because of the ongoing civil war that has seriously impacted its liveability. (REUTERS/Ayman al-Sahili)
3: Dhaka: The Bangladeshi capital is one of the most congested places on the planet making it secure the third position in the list. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
3: Dhaka: The Bangladeshi capital is one of the most congested places on the planet making it secure the third position in the list. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
2: Lagos: Nigeria’s largest city was selected as the second-worst city to live on the planet. (Image: Reuters)
2: Lagos: Nigeria’s largest city was selected as the second-worst city to live on the planet. (Image: Reuters)
1: Damascus: Syria has been torn apart by the civil war that began in 2011. The death and destruction that accompanied the bloody civil war have made the Syrian capital the least liveable city. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
1: Damascus: Syria has been torn apart by the civil war that began in 2011. The death and destruction that accompanied the bloody civil war have made the Syrian capital the least liveable city. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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