Characteristics of Vulnerability

Characteristics of vulnerability refer to the factors or attributes that increase the susceptibility of individuals, communities, or systems to the impacts of hazards or disasters. Here are some common characteristics of vulnerability, along with examples:


Types of Vulnerabilities in Disaster Management

A set of prevailing conditions which adversely affect the community’s ability to prevent, mitigate, prepare for or respond to a hazard. Absence of coping strategies is also a part of vulnerability and has to be considered in vulnerability assessment e.g. living in hazard prone locations like near to a sea or river, above the fault lines, at the base of a mountain etc


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