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INFORM Risk Classes 2021

Understanding why and where humanitarian disasters are likely to occur is a fundamental step in saving lives and promoting sustainable development. The INFORM Risk Index is a global, open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters. It can support decisions about prevention, preparedness and response. This layer shows is which class of risk each of the African countries fall, on the basis of the latest INFORM Risk Index. The risk score ranges from 0-10, where 10 is the highest risk. The risk levels are set as follows: LOW = risk score 3.5 and below; MEDIUM = risk score between 3.5 an 5; HIGH = risk score between 5 and 6.5; VERY HIGH = risk score 6.5 and above.

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INFORM. 2020. INFORM Risk Index 2021. INFORM is a collaboration of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Risk, Early Warning and Preparedness and the European Commission. The European Commission Joint Research Centre is the scientific lead of INFORM.


The INFORM Risk Index is a composite index, which is a simplified view of reality. Therefore, it should be used in conjunction with other sources of information. Methodology and detailed discussion of limitations are available at:

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