The African country Zimbabwe has come to the top of the list of poor and suffering countries in the world.
At the bottom of the list is Switzerland, meaning its citizens are the happiest. The data was reported in the Annual Misery Index (HAMI) prepared by renowned economist Steve Hancock, published on Wednesday (May 24).
The Annual Misery Index (HAMI) is compiled by reviewing the overall economic conditions of a country, including inflation, unemployment, bank interest rates. Inflation-ridden Zimbabwe has emerged as the number one country in economic distress, overtaking war-torn countries like Ukraine, Syria and Sudan.
A total of 157 countries were analyzed for the ranking. The top 15 countries on the list are – Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Argentina, Yemen, Ukraine, Cuba, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Angola, Tonga and Ghana. Kuwait is the second happiest country after Switzerland.
Then in order: Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Niger, Thailand, Togo and Malta. India is at the 103rd position in this list. Bangladesh is in 115th position. Pakistan is ranked 35th in the list. The position of the United States is 134.