The importance of conveying disaster-related messages in at least three languages
It is necessary to convey disaster-related messages in at least three languages: the language of the country, an international language, the language of the minority with the highest share.
- Use trustworthy, widespread, multi-lingual, culturally appropriate and inclusive means of alerting the target population in case of disasters
- 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