According to the World Risk Index (WRI) 2020, India has been ranked at the 89th spot among 181 Countries. WRI has been developed in cooperation with the United Nations University’s Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNUEHS) and calculated by the International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV).
India is behind Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Maldives in terms of abilities to cope with extreme disasters, lack of adaptive capacities and the preparedness to deal with extreme events. According to the report, the Global Hotspots are in Oceania, South East Asia, Central America, West and Central Africa.
Here is a list of the top 2 countries:
About the World Risk Index:
- The World Risk Index is a statistical model for the assessment of the global risk of disasters such as earthquakes, storms, floods, droughts and sea-level rise.
- WRI is part of the World Risk Report 2020 with special focus on “Forced Displacement and Migration” released by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft, in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart in Germany.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security Director: Shen Xiaomeng
- Headquarters of United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security: Germany.