9th Class Social Science Becoming a Disaster Manager Question Bank Short Answer Type Questions - Becoming a Disaster Management-Understanding Key Terms

  • question_answer Why are economically or socially underprivileged communities more vulnerable to disasters?

    Answer:

    Economically or socially underprivileged communities are more vulnerable to disasters because
    (a) they live in thatched huts in low-lying areas or in flood prone areas.
    (b) they do not have equal access to common resources such as shelters, awareness and education etc.
    (c) their own resources are limited, restricting their abilities to respond and cope with disasters.


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