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Happiness Index reveals Syria is most miserable country

Denmark overtook Switzerland to be named the happiest country in the world according to the 2016 World Happiness Index yesterday.

Happiest Arab nations:

  1. UAE
  2. Saudi Arabia
  3. Qatar
  4. Algeria
  5. Kuwait
  6. Bahrain
  7. Libya
  8. Jordan
  9. Morocco
  10. Lebanon
  11. Tunisia
  12. Palestine
  13. Iraq
  14. Egypt
  15. Mauritania
  16. Sudan
  17. Yemen
  18. Syria

The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, showed Syria as the least happy place on earth followed only by Burundi.

The report, published in the lead up to World Happiness Day on 20 March, included 157 countries. Denmark topped the bill, followed by Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden.

In the Arab World, the UAE ranked first and 28th worldwide followed by Saudi Arabia which ranked 34th globally and Qatar which ranked 36th globally.

Most of the Arab countries have maintained their places.

According to the report, Israel was in the eleventh place.

The report measures 38 indicators including the political system and corruption levels, education and health system.

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