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Burundi and Tanzania feature on UN's most miserable countries

Lebanon ranks 88 of 156 in UN global happiness study Thailand down in happiness ranking | Bangkok Post: news
Charlie Simmons | 17 March, 2018, 01:59

The World Happiness Report published on Wednesday put Malaysia at the 35th place among 156 countries ranked by happiness levels, based on factors such as life expectancy, social support and corruption.

As a result, the report, for the first time since its inception in 2012, also ranked the happiness of foreign-born migrants.

Liberia, Rwanda, Malawi and Haiti and Syria were among the bottom 10 unhappy countries.

The country's migrant population in 2017 made up 31.9 percent of the total population.

Finland has been revealed as the happiest place in the world, according to a new United Nations report.

In first place was Finland.

The top 5 African countries on the list are Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia and Cameroon. The surveys asked thousands of people across the globe to place themselves on a ladder with steps numbered from zero to 10, with 10 representing the best possible life-a method known as the Cantril scale.

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One chapter of the 170-page report is dedicated to emerging health problems such as obesity, depression and the opioid crisis, particularly in the United States where the prevalence of all three has grown faster than in most other countries.

Thailand's smiles have drooped slightly, according to the latest edition of a United Nations happiness index published Wednesday.

The following countries make it into the top ten happiest in the world.

Although swapping places, the top 10 positions have been held by the same countries over the past two years, namely Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia.

Though the economy in America is strong, its place in the ranking fell four spots from last year's report.

As Dravland's day proved, with a little effort, we can each contribute to our world being a little brighter, a little happier. According to experts, the USA is in a hard and worsening the public health crisis, obesity epidemic, opioid dependence and depressive disorder.

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