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Best and Worst Places on Earth to be a Mum

baby-2Finland has been ranked as the best country on earth to be a mother in, and Somalia the worst according to the latest State of the World’s Mothers index published by London-based charity Save the Children. The list sees Croatia as the 33rd best place for mums…

Croatia was ranked just ahead of nations such as Cyprus, Serbia, Argentina and Slovakia, and just behind the likes of USA, Japan and the UK. The report compared 178 countries in terms of maternal health, child mortality, education and levels of women’s income and political status.

More than 60 million women and children needed humanitarian assistance this year, The report says that this year over 60 million women and children needed humanitarian help this year, with Somalia finishing at the bottom of this year’s rankings, just ahead of Democratic Republic of Congo Niger, Mali and Guinea-Bissau.

The top 10 was dominated by European countries, with Australia the only non-European nation to sneak into the top 10.

Top 10:
1. Finland
2. Norway
3. Sweden
4. Iceland
5. Netherlands
6. Denmark
7. Spain
8. Germany
=9. Australia
=9. Belgium

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