Malta at least risk of natural disaster, survey shows

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  • 2015•11•19     Germany     Times of Malta

    Malta is one of the countries least vulnerable to natural disasters, according to the World Risk Index 2015, issued today.Qatar tops the list, followed by Malta, Saudi Arabia, Barbados, Grenada and Iceland.According to the survey, hungry people are at greater risk of suffering badly from disasters, as a crisis can leave them with even less food, forcing them into a downward spiral, risk experts said.

    Governments in the 10 countries ranked most vulnerable to disasters in the WorldRiskIndex 2015 – including Guatemala, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and El Salvador – need to improve infrastructure and food production to boost their chances of withstanding calamities, according to a new report.

    Read the article online here.