• INFORM Risk Index: Communication

    Understanding why and where humanitarian disasters are likely to occur is a fundamental step in saving lives and promoting sustainable development. The coping capacity dimension of the INFORM Risk Index (global risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters) measures the ability of a country to cope with disasters in terms of organized activities, infrastructure and governmental effort. The communication component presented in this layer aims to measure the efficiency of dissemination of early warnings through a communication network as well as coordination of preparedness and emergency activities. It is dependent on the dispersion of the communication infrastructure as well as the literacy and education level of the recipients. The risk score ranges from 0-10, where 10 is the highest risk (poorest communication infrastructure).

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