Low awareness of guidelines and disaster procedures amongst citizens in Malta


Participants of the Malta Citizen Summit expressed a strong lack of knowledge about the guidelines and procedures their local disaster management authorities are following, with 73% of respondents indicating that they know not a lot or nothing at all. In addition, they also indicated that they feel even less informed about what to do themselves in case of a disaster, with 91% of respondents feeling not informed or not informed at all about what to do in a disaster.

Applicable to:

Cultural Factors: Communication

Hazards: Natural hazards, Man-made non-intentional hazards or emergency situations, Man-made intentional hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Response, Recovery, Preparedness, All disaster phases

Types of Actors Concerned: Local authorities, Healthcare and emergency services