2020 hasn’t been a great year because of many reasons. Not only are we facing the constant fear of living amidst coronavirus, but there are other issues rising as well.

Most of the people simply focus on Covid-19 and avoid all the other bigger problems in the world. 

These problems don’t seem lethal like the current pandemic, but if we ignore it for a long time, it can be really destructive.

Ten Biggest Problems in the World:

The world is going through a tough time. Not only are we plagued by the current pandemic but facing other programs as well. Here are the biggest problems we are currently facing.

Climate Change:

Climate change is real, and it is the biggest problem we are facing. It is worse than corona if we don’t do anything about it. The global temperature is increasing at an alarming rate. 45.2% of the world population is facing this issue.

Conflict and Wars:

Another major problem is the constant wars. 54.3% of people in Eurasia has been suffering from wars and conflicts. 50.3% of people in the Middle East and North Africa is facing the same problem.

Religious Conflicts:

Apart from political conflicts, the world is suffering from religious conflicts as well. 33.8% of people in the world are facing religious conflicts. 38.85 of conflicts are in Europe. 44.1% of conflicts are in Eurasia. Lastly, the Middle East and North Africa are suffering from 45.1% of religious conflicts.

Top Problems


More than 31.1% of the world population suffers from poverty. Latin America is one of the poorest places in the world, followed by the Caribbean. They account for 40.4% poverty rate. Then we have Sub-Saharan Africa, which suffers from 33.6% poverty.

Government Problems and Corruption:

21.7% of people in the world are suffering from political and government problems. 32% of people in Sub-Saharan Africa face this issue. 27% of people in Latin America and the Caribbean Islands suffer from the same issue. The Middle East and North Africa account for 23.2% of government problems.

Safety and Security:

More than 18.1% of people in the world have safety issues. The place is not safe for them. Most of the people who face safety issues are from Sub-Saharan Africa. They are followed by the Middle East and North African region. The people in Latin America and the Caribbean also face the same problem.

Lack of Education:

Out of all the people in the world, 15.5% of people don’t have any source to get an education. Most of the people are from North America. They are followed by people in Europe and Eurasia. Sub-Saharan African people are also suffering from a lack of education.

No Political Freedom:

More than 15.5% of people in the world have no political freedom. There is no political instability. Most of the people are from East Asia and the Pacific region. The people of Eurasia also suffer from this problem.

No Food and Water:

15.1% of people in the world have no food and water supply. 23.7% of people in North America has been suffering from this problem. 21.5% of people in Europe are facing the same problem.


More than 14.2% of people have no jobs or any other employment opportunity. 22% of people are from Sub-Saharan Africa. 8.3%are from Eurasia. 

These are the biggest problems, the people in the world are facing. People have no jobs, no food, and water, no political stability or safety. On top of that, we are facing the biggest threat like climate change.