Earthquakes, floods, landslides, high winds and heat waves put lives in peril, and extreme weather events due to climate change are increasing. WHO Regional Office for Europe has mapped people’s risk of exposure to these hazards in the 32 most-affected countries in the Region.
Assessing people’s exposure to danger is a vital first step in preparing for a possible emergency and reducing the risk to health associated with it. WHO/Europe's e-atlas models the distribution of five natural hazards – seismic activity, floods, landslides, heat-waves and winds, as well as populations’ exposure to them in 32 countries of the European Region.
The atlas provides regional and country maps of each hazard, as well as the data by country in tables and graphs.
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