Disaster Risk and Age Index

The Disaster Risk and Age Index ranks 190 countries based on the disaster risk faced by older people. This pilot index is based on the INFORM 2015 Index, a global, open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters.

Click on the map below to see a breakdown of the ranking for each country or view the results table.

For more information skip to report, methodology and data.

Disaster Risk and Age Index report, methodology and data

Disaster Risk and Age Index report cover.    

The Disaster Risk and Age Index captures the collision of two trends: ageing populations and the acceleration of risk in a world which is increasingly exposed to natural and technological hazards.

It demonstrates clearly how leaving out older people in approaches to development, including disaster risk management planning, can lead to bad outcomes for them in disasters.

This report helps to measure and assess countries' progress in supporting older populations in respect of disaster risk. It also highlights gaps in international and national data sets and points to appropriate polices. 

The report also details the methodology used to produce the Index.

Download the Disaster Risk and Age Index (and methodology) report  (1.91 MB)

Download the Disaster Risk and Age Index datasheet (3 MB)

View our infographic: Disaster Resilience in an Ageing World

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  • Julius Esquillo (04 November 2016)

    I'm grateful that I've learned these new knowledge for me to improve my duties and responsibilities as a social worker in the community.

  • Pedro Arelano Reyes (20 August 2015)

    Muy interesante el tema ,esperando recibir mas informaci?n dr los adultos mayores

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