Use of social media not the preferred immediate response in an emergency amongst Maltese citizens
Although 92% of the Maltese participants stated that they do use social media, in an emergency situation it appears that use of social media usage is not the preferred immediate response.
Disaster Phases: Response
- Develop guidelines for disaster practitioners that take into consideration the different needs of and approaches to different ethnical groups
- Inform citizens about the risk they may face and about possible actions and measures, they can take to reduce vulnerability and better prepare themselves
- Use cultural factors to improve the effectiveness of disaster communication