13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

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The vast majority of the world's population breathes polluted air, according to a new report from Global Air.

Ninety-five percent of the world's population lives in an area where air quality does not meet World Health Organization standards.

The report also contains data showing the number and frequency of air pollution-related deaths in each country in 2016.

The following are the 13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution:

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13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

1. Cote d'Ivoire.

A man works at a charcoal plant in Duku, on the west coast of Côte d'Ivoire.

13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

2. North Korea.

Smog over a building under construction.

13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

3. Togo.

A Togolese policeman burns marijuana.

13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

4. Solomon Islands.

Children fishing on a polluted beach in central Honiara.

13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

5. Chad.

Workers mine clay to make bricks at a riverside factory where the clay is fired in kilns to make building materials on the outskirts of Chad's capital.

13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

6. Sierra Leone.

The general view shows downtown Freetown.

13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

7. Somalia.

Somali fishermen swim to the shores of the Indian Ocean at Liido Beach, in Mogadishu.

13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

8. Guinea.

Children at a public dump in Malabo.

13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

9. Niger.

Smoke rises from an illegal oil refinery site in the community of Ogoni.

13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

10. Guinea-Bissau.

Deforestation in Koli.

13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

11. Central African Republic.

UN troops from Rwanda patrol the streets of Bangui.

13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

12. Papua New Guinea.

ExxonMobil Hides Gas Conditioning Plant.

13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

13. Afghanistan.

Aisha, 11, carries coal to be used for cooking and heating.

Keywords: Countries | Death rates | Air pollution | Population | Report | Nature | World

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