According to the annual World Happiness Report, Afghanistan ranked 137, and Lebanon ranked 136 are the two unhappiest countries in the world.
Following a three-year analysis of the data, researchers ranked the countries. They examined a number of factors, such as income, social support, a healthy life expectancy, personal freedom, generosity of the people, and perception of internal and external corruption levels.
Afghanistan scored poorly in all six categories, including increased poverty, lack of jobs, corruption, and lack of freedom, particularly since returning the Taliban to power in 2021, all combined into crushing unhappiness for the people.
The Scandinavian country has been named the happiest country in the world by the World Happiness Report for the sixth year in a row. It beat off countries like Denmark, Iceland, and Israel to claim the spot.
Among the top ten happiest countries in the world, Finland remained in the top position for the sixth year, followed by Denmark, Iceland, Israel, and the Netherlands.
However, Afghanistan and Lebanon remained the unhappiest countries, preceded by Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, and Congo.
This year’s report also demonstrates that people worldwide are robust and resilient in the face of several disasters, with average global life satisfaction levels in Covid-19 being as high as before the pandemic years.