Public Awareness and Public Education for Disaster Risk Reduction
The IFRC and Save the Children have developed Public Awareness and Public Education (PAPE) messages to help communities improve their knowledge of disaster risks and put in place measures to stay safe.
About the messages
Every year, shocks, disasters and hazards—such as earthquakes, floods, pandemics and landslides—lead to thousands of avoidable deaths. Information shared at the right time and in an understandable way by trusted sources can save countless lives and help keep people safe.
There are many different steps individuals and families can take to prepare and stay safe in the face of disasters, such as:
- Deciding on a family preparedness plan
- Identifying evacuation routes in the building and neighbourhood
- Knowing to turn the electricity off in the event of flooding
- Remembering to check on older people in a heat wave
In a changing climate, with increased risks of extreme weather and disasters, the public will need to have an even greater awareness of the risks they face and what they can do to be prepared.
These concise and practical messages, which draw upon the IFRC and Save the Children’s long history of helping communities build their resilience, are a tool to help communities do just that.
All PAPE Messages
Public awareness and public education for disaster risk reduction: Key messages (2nd edition)
Wildfires: Key Messages
Technological hazards: Key Messages
Hailstorms: Key Messages
Floods: Key Messages
Landslides: Key Messages
Tsunamis: Key Messages
Volcanoes: Key Messages
Cyclones: Key Messages
Earthquakes: Key Messages
Pandemics and epidemics: Key Messages
Extreme cold: Key messages
Heat waves: Key messages
Drought: Key messages