Disaster Risk Index : Environment for UPSC Exams

Disaster Risk Index : Environment for UPSC Exams

  • The index is part of the World Risk Report 2016 released by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and Bundnis Entwicklung Hilft in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart in Germany.

  • India has been ranked 77th out of 171 countries.

  • The index assessed the risk of disaster through the combined analysis of natural hazards and societal vulnerabilities.

  • Ranking No.1, the island state of Vanuatu displayed the greatest risk in 2016.

  • The repost says, “Lack of critical infrastructure and weak logistic chains substantially increase the risk that an extreme natural event will become a disaster”.

  • Pakistan ranks 72nd, Sri Lanka 63rd, Bangladesh 5th position, China 85th and Nepal 108th position.

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