Vulnerability is the degree to which a population, individual or organization is unable to anticipate, cope with, resist and recover from the impacts of disasters. (WHO, 2002)

Below you will find information for vulnerable populations in order to assist with preparing for and being ready to respond to disasters.

Important Emergency Preparedness Documents


Durable Medical Equipment in Disasters

Notifiable Disease/ Condition Reporting

Wisner, Benjamin and Adams, J (Eds.). (2002). Environmental Health in Emergencies and Disasters: A Practical Guide. Malta: World Health Organization.