Elevated levels of civil unrest to continue in 2020, warns Maplecroft

Following last year's protests, Hong Kong now sits alongside Chile as the world’s riskiest location for civil unrest. Credit: iStock/r-monochrome

The world experienced a big increase in civil unrest during 2019 and this trend could be the “new normal”, according to the latest Civil Unrest Index from political risk analysts Verisk Maplecroft. A quarter of the world’s countries saw significant increases in civil unrest last year, with notable violent outbreaks in Hong Kong, Lebanon and Chile. The number of countries…

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