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.
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)
More on older people and disaster risk reduction
- Read more about our work on disaster risk reduction and climate change
- Read our disaster risk reduction blogs
- Find out about Charter 14 for older people in disaster risk reduction
- Download Disaster resilience in an ageing world: How to make policies and programming inclusive of older people (1.8mb).
- INFORM Index for Risk Management
- Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
- United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.