West Africa scores high in disaster risk

West Africa scores high in disaster risk


DAKAR, 14 March 2014 (IRIN) - Researchers at the Madrid-based humanitarian research non-profit DARA have developed a new methodology, the risk reduction index, that they say could help more countries assess and reduce the risk of natural hazards and disasters. But an assessment carried out in six West African countries found pervasive risks and limited capacity to reduce vulnerability.

The index assesses the capacities and conditions - such as human resources, laws and social norms - ava...


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