Vulnerability is an essential element for defining disaster impacts and its threat to people. How and in what ways can vulnerability to disasters be characterized? Discuss different types of vulnerability with reference to disasters. (10 Marks)

  • Mentor’s comment-
  • The question basically has three parts-First parts makes a factual statement which links vulnerability with disaster impact and its threat for the people. In the second part of the question, we are asked to characterise the vulnerability. The third part asks to discuss the types of vulnerabilities.
  • In the intro, define what you understand by the vulnerability to disaster.
  • In the body in the first part write about how vulnerability can be characterised for example scientific approach, policy approach etc.
  • In the second part of the answer discuss different types of vulnerability like-physical, social, economic, environmental etc.
  • Conclude by underlining the importance of assessment of vulnerability in effective disaster preparedness.

 

 

 

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