I’m sometimes asked if working in northern Uganda or Liberia is dangerous. This Guardian article adequately sums up the answer:
India’s chaotic roads are now officially the most dangerous place to drive in the world.
Last year road accidents claimed more than 130,000 lives – overtaking China, which has seen fatalities drop to fewer than 90,000, and prompting a government review into traffic safety that until now has been best summed up by local drivers as “good horns, good brakes, good luck”.
..The Geneva-based International Road Federation estimates that India already accounts for about 10% of the million-plus fatal accidents in the world
I was in two bus accidents in India in the space of a few months. Northern Uganda? Bad roads + few vehicles = safe driving. I was far more at risk in Kampala taxis than northern badlands.
The same wouldn’t hold for Iraq or Afghanistan, but beyond that, I don’t see many conflist zones that worry me more than Delhi or Nairobi.
More tips on working in conflicted areas.