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...
This updated publication provides practical advice and guidance about disaster risk reduction messages and information to share with the public. It can be used by any institution with a responsibility for improving the safety of communities and to mitigate the impacts of shocks, hazards and disasters.
pdf (2.88 MB)
Wildfires: Key Messages
pdf (1.98 MB)
Technological hazards: Key Messages
pdf (2.04 MB)
Hailstorms: Key Messages
pdf (3.63 MB)
Floods: Key Messages
pdf (2.94 MB)
Landslides: Key Messages
pdf (2.25 MB)
Tsunamis: Key Messages
pdf (1.8 MB)
Volcanoes: Key Messages
pdf (3.34 MB)
Cyclones: Key Messages
pdf (1.29 MB)
Earthquakes: Key Messages
pdf (1.14 MB)
Pandemics and epidemics: Key Messages
pdf (2.08 MB)
Extreme cold: Key messages
pdf (2.17 MB)
Heatwaves: Key messages
pdf (3.75 MB)
Drought: Key messages
pdf (488.83 KB)
Quick Guide: National Adaptation and Localization of Disaster Ris...
pdf (1.44 MB)
Quick Guide: How to use PAPE messages within community engagement...
pdf (89.16 KB)