Hazard Information Profiles (HIPs) online reference

A description of each of the 302 hazard information profiles (HIPs), developed using a consultative process by scientists and experts across the globe.

Responding to increasing calls for ‘a data revolution, rigorous accountability mechanisms and renewed global partnerships’, the Hazards Information Profiles and the Technical report provide an important resource to support the implementation of disaster risk reduction and risk-informed investment, aligned with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, but also the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Sustainable Financing. It provides a common set of hazard definitions to Governments and stakeholders to inform their strategies and actions on risk reduction and management.

Specifically, both publications (the profiles and the technical report) could support the development and updating of national and local disaster risk reduction strategies and loss databases, as well as integrating disaster risk reduction into national statistics, legal, accounting and regulatory frameworks and public and private policy, financing and investment decisions.

Aligned with the UNDRR-ISC Hazard Definition and Classification Review - Technical report, the HIPs are divided into eight hazard types. Each hazard type is further divided by cluster type and covers a variable number of specific hazards.

Meteorological and Hydrological

9 hazards clusters and 60 specific hazards

Specific hazard Identifier Type Sort descending Cluster
Downburst MH0001 Meteorological and Hydrological Convective Related
Lightning (Electrical Storm) MH0002 Meteorological and Hydrological Convective Related
Thunderstorm MH0003 Meteorological and Hydrological Convective Related
Coastal Flood MH0004 Meteorological and Hydrological Flood
Estuarine (Coastal) Flood MH0005 Meteorological and Hydrological Flood
Flash Flood MH0006 Meteorological and Hydrological Flood
Fluvial (Riverine) Flood MH0007 Meteorological and Hydrological Flood
Groundwater Flood MH0008 Meteorological and Hydrological Flood
Ice-Jam Flood Including Debris MH0009 Meteorological and Hydrological Flood
Ponding (Drainage) Flood MH0010 Meteorological and Hydrological Flood
Snowmelt Flood MH0011 Meteorological and Hydrological Flood
Surface Water Flooding MH0012 Meteorological and Hydrological Flood
Glacial Lake Outburst Flood MH0013 Meteorological and Hydrological Flood
Black Carbon (Brown Clouds) MH0014 Meteorological and Hydrological Lithometeors
Dust storm or Sandstorm MH0015 Meteorological and Hydrological Lithometeors
Fog MH0016 Meteorological and Hydrological Lithometeors
Haze MH0017 Meteorological and Hydrological Lithometeors
Polluted Air MH0018 Meteorological and Hydrological Lithometeors
Sand haze MH0019 Meteorological and Hydrological Lithometeors
Smoke MH0020 Meteorological and Hydrological Lithometeors
Ocean Acidification MH0021 Meteorological and Hydrological Marine
Rogue Wave MH0022 Meteorological and Hydrological Marine
Sea Water Intrusion MH0023 Meteorological and Hydrological Marine
Sea Ice (Ice Bergs) MH0024 Meteorological and Hydrological Marine
Ice Flow MH0025 Meteorological and Hydrological Marine
Seiche MH0026 Meteorological and Hydrological Marine
Storm Surge MH0027 Meteorological and Hydrological Marine
Storm Tides MH0028 Meteorological and Hydrological Marine
Tsunami MH0029 Meteorological and Hydrological Marine
Depression or Cyclone (Low Pressure Area) MH0030 Meteorological and Hydrological Pressure Related
Extra-tropical Cyclone MH0031 Meteorological and Hydrological Pressure Related
Sub-Tropical Cyclone MH0032 Meteorological and Hydrological Pressure Related
Acid Rain MH0033 Meteorological and Hydrological Precipitation Related
Blizzard MH0034 Meteorological and Hydrological Precipitation Related
Drought MH0035 Meteorological and Hydrological Precipitation Related
Hail MH0036 Meteorological and Hydrological Precipitation Related
Ice Storm MH0037 Meteorological and Hydrological Precipitation Related
Snow MH0038 Meteorological and Hydrological Precipitation Related
Snow Storm MH0039 Meteorological and Hydrological Precipitation Related
Cold Wave MH0040 Meteorological and Hydrological Temperature Related
Dzud MH0041 Meteorological and Hydrological Temperature Related
Freeze MH0042 Meteorological and Hydrological Temperature Related
Frost (Hoar Frost) MH0043 Meteorological and Hydrological Temperature Related
Freezing Rain (Supercooled Rain) MH0044 Meteorological and Hydrological Temperature Related
Glaze MH0045 Meteorological and Hydrological Temperature Related
Ground Frost MH0046 Meteorological and Hydrological Temperature Related
Heatwave MH0047 Meteorological and Hydrological Temperature Related
Icing (Including Ice) MH0048 Meteorological and Hydrological Temperature Related
Thaw MH0049 Meteorological and Hydrological Temperature Related
Avalanche MH0050 Meteorological and Hydrological Terrestrial
Mud Flow MH0051 Meteorological and Hydrological Terrestrial
Rock slide MH0052 Meteorological and Hydrological Terrestrial
Derecho MH0053 Meteorological and Hydrological Wind Related
Gale (Strong Gale) MH0054 Meteorological and Hydrological Wind Related
Squall MH0055 Meteorological and Hydrological Wind Related
Subtropical Storm MH0056 Meteorological and Hydrological Wind Related
Tropical Cyclone (Cyclonic Wind, Rain [Storm] Surge) MH0057 Meteorological and Hydrological Wind Related
Tropical Storm MH0058 Meteorological and Hydrological Wind Related
Tornado MH0059 Meteorological and Hydrological Wind Related
Wind MH0060 Meteorological and Hydrological Wind Related

Extraterrestrial

1 hazard cluster and 9 specific hazards

Specific hazard Identifier Type Sort descending Cluster
Airburst ET0001 Extraterrestrial Extraterrestrial
Geomagnetic Storm (including energetic particles related to space weather, and solar flare radio blackout [R Scale]) ET0002 Extraterrestrial Extraterrestrial
UV Radiation ET0003 Extraterrestrial Extraterrestrial
Meteorite Impact ET0004 Extraterrestrial Extraterrestrial
Ionospheric Storms ET0005 Extraterrestrial Extraterrestrial
Radio Blackout ET0006 Extraterrestrial Extraterrestrial
Solar Storm (Solar Radiation Storm) (S Scale) ET0007 Extraterrestrial Extraterrestrial
Space Hazard / Accident ET0008 Extraterrestrial Extraterrestrial
Near-Earth Object ET0009 Extraterrestrial Extraterrestrial

Geohazards

3 hazard clusters and 35 specific hazards

Specific hazard Identifier Type Sort descending Cluster
Earthquake GH0001 Geohazards Seismogenic (Earthquakes)
Ground Shaking (Earthquake) GH0002 Geohazards Seismogenic (Earthquakes)
Liquefaction (Earthquake Trigger) GH0003 Geohazards Seismogenic (Earthquakes)
Earthquake Surface Rupture, Fissures, and Tectonic Uplift/Subsidence GH0004 Geohazards Seismogenic (Earthquakes)
Subsidence and Uplift, Including Shoreline Change (Earthquake Trigger) GH0005 Geohazards Seismogenic (Earthquakes)
Tsunami (Earthquake Trigger) GH0006 Geohazards Seismogenic (Earthquakes)
Landslide or Debris Flow (Earthquake Trigger) GH0007 Geohazards Seismogenic (Earthquakes)
Ground Gases (Seismogenic) GH0008 Geohazards Seismogenic (Earthquakes)
Lava Flows (Lava Domes) GH0009 Geohazards Volcanogenic
Ash/Tephra Fall (Physical and Chemical) GH0010 Geohazards Volcanogenic
Ballistics (Volcanic) GH0011 Geohazards Volcanogenic
Pyroclastic Density Current GH0012 Geohazards Volcanogenic
Debris Flow/Lahars/Floods GH0013 Geohazards Volcanogenic
Landslide (Volcanic Trigger) GH0014 Geohazards Volcanogenic
Ground Shaking (Volcanic Earthquake) GH0015 Geohazards Volcanogenic
Volcanic Gases and Aerosols GH0016 Geohazards Volcanogenic
Tsunami (Volcanic Trigger) GH0017 Geohazards Volcanogenic
Lightning (Volcanic Trigger) GH0018 Geohazards Volcanogenic
Urban Fire (During/Following Volcanic Eruption) GH0019 Geohazards Volcanogenic
Subsidence and Uplift, Including Shoreline Change (Magmatic/Volcanic Trigger) GH0020 Geohazards Volcanogenic
Ground Shaking (induced earthquake, reservoir fill, dams, cavity collapse, underground explosion, impact, hydrocarbon fields, shale exploration, etc.) GH0021 Geohazards Other Geohazard
Liquefaction (Groundwater Trigger) GH0022 Geohazards Other Geohazard
Ground Fissuring GH0023 Geohazards Other Geohazard
Subsidence and Uplift Including Shoreline Change GH0024 Geohazards Other Geohazard
Shrink-Swell Subsidence GH0025 Geohazards Other Geohazard
Sinkhole GH0026 Geohazards Other Geohazard
Ground Gases (CH4, Rn, etc.) GH0027 Geohazards Other Geohazard
Riverbank Erosion GH0028 Geohazards Other Geohazard
Sand Encroachment GH0029 Geohazards Other Geohazard
Aquifer Recharge (Systems Failure/Outages) GH0030 Geohazards Other Geohazard
Submarine Landslide GH0031 Geohazards Other Geohazard
Rockfall GH0032 Geohazards Other Geohazard
Landscape Creep GH0033 Geohazards Other Geohazard
Sediment Rock Avalanche GH0034 Geohazards Other Geohazard
Tsunami (Submarine Landslide Trigger) GH0035 Geohazards Other Geohazard

Environmental

2 hazard clusters and 24 specific hazards

Specific hazard Identifier Type Sort descending Cluster
Household Air Pollution EN0001 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Air Pollution (Point Source) EN0002 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Ambient (Outdoor) Air Pollution EN0003 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Land Degradation EN0004 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Soil Degradation EN0005 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Runoff / Nonpoint Source Pollution EN0006 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Salinity EN0007 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Biodiversity Loss EN0008 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Forest Declines and Diebacks EN0010 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Forest Disturbances EN0011 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Desertification EN0014 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Loss of Mangroves EN0015 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Wetland Loss/Degradation EN0016 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Coral Bleaching EN0017 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Compressive Soils EN0018 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Soil Erosion EN0019 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Coastal Erosion and Shoreline Change EN0020 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Permafrost Loss EN0021 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Sand Mining EN0022 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Sea Level Rise EN0023 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Eutrophication EN0024 Environmental Environmental Degradation
Deforestation EN0009 Environmental Environmental Degradation (Forestry)
Forest Invasive Species EN0012 Environmental Environmental Degradation (Forestry)
Wildfires EN0013 Environmental Environmental Degradation (Forestry)

Chemical

9 hazard clusters and 25 specific hazards

Specific hazard Identifier Type Sort descending Cluster
Ammonia CH0001 Chemical Gases
Carbon Monoxide CH0002 Chemical Gases
Phosphine CH0015 Chemical Gases
Chlorine CH0016 Chemical Gases
Arsenic CH0003 Chemical Heavy Metals
Cadmium CH0004 Chemical Heavy Metals
Lead CH0005 Chemical Heavy Metals
Mercury CH0006 Chemical Heavy Metals
Levels of Contaminants in Food and Feed CH0007 Chemical Food Safety
Pesticides – Highly Hazardous CH0008 Chemical Pesticides
Residue of Pesticides CH0009 Chemical Pesticides
Insecticides CH0011 Chemical Pesticides
Fungicides CHO012 Chemical Pesticides
Hazardous Pesticide Contamination in Soils CH0010 Chemical Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
Dioxins and Dioxin-like Substances CH0013 Chemical Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
Microplastics CH0014 Chemical Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
Oil Pollution CH0017 Chemical Hydrocarbons
Benzene CH0018 Chemical Hydrocarbons
Chemical Warfare Agents CH0019 Chemical CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive)
Asbestos CH0020 Chemical Other Chemical Hazards and Toxins
Aflatoxins CH0021 Chemical Other Chemical Hazards and Toxins
Fluoride - Excess or inadequate intake CH0022 Chemical Other Chemical Hazards and Toxins
Methanol CH0023 Chemical Other Chemical Hazards and Toxins
Substandard and Falsified Medical Products CH0024 Chemical Other Chemical Hazards and Toxins
Marine Toxins CH0025 Chemical Fisheries and Aquaculture

Biological

10 hazard clusters and 88 specific hazards

Specific hazard Identifier Type Sort descending Cluster
Harmful Algal Blooms BI0001 Biological Fisheries and Aquaculture
African Swine Fever (Animal) BI0070 Biological Infectious Diseases (Animal)
Classical Swine Fever (Animal) BI0073 Biological Infectious Diseases (Animal)
Rinderpest (Animal) BI0085 Biological Infectious Diseases (Animal)
Anthrax BI0015 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Airborne Diseases BI0016 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Blood Borne Viruses BI0017 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Waterborne Diseases BI0018 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Foodborne Diseases BI0019 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Human) BI0020 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Neglected Tropical Diseases (Human) BI0021 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (Human) BI0022 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Vector Borne Diseases (VBD) (Human) BI0023 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers (Human) BI0024 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms BI0025 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Animal Diseases (Not Zoonoses) BI0026 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Zoonotic Diseases BI0027 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Diarrhoeal Diseases (Human) BI0028 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Prion Diseases BI0029 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Hepatitis B (Human) BI0030 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Hepatitis C (human) BI0031 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
HIV and AIDS (Human) BI0032 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) (Human) BI0033 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Cholera (Human) BI0034 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Cryptosporidium (Human) BI0035 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Paratyphoid fever (Human) BI0036 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Typhoid Fever (Human) BI0037 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Hepatitis A (Human) BI0038 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Escherichia Coli (STEC) (Human) BI0039 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Listeriosis (Human) BI0040 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Shigellosis (Human) BI0041 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Avian Influenza (Human and Animal) BI0042 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Pandemic Influenza (Human) BI0043 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Seasonal Influenza (Human) BI0044 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Cysticercosis BI0045 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Leptospirosis (Human) BI0046 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Plague (Human) BI0047 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Leprosy BI0048 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Chikungunya BI0049 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Zika Virus (human) BI0050 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Diphtheria (Human) BI0051 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Measles (Human) BI0052 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Meningococcal Meningitis (Human) BI0053 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Pertussis (Human) BI0054 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Polio (Human) BI0055 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Smallpox (Human) BI0056 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Varicella and herpes zoster (Human) BI0057 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Yellow Fever (Human) BI0058 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Dengue (Human) BI0059 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Malaria (Human) BI0060 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (Human) BI0061 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Ebola (Human) BI0062 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Lassa Fever (Human) BI0063 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Tuberculosis (Human and Animal) BI0064 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) BI0065 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Monkeypox (Human) BI0066 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Rabies (Animal and Human) BI0067 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) BI0068 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Rotavirus (Human) BI0069 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Vector-borne diseases (VBD) (Animals) BI0071 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Brucellosis (Animal) BI0072 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) (Animal) BI0074 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP) (Animal) BI0075 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Foot and Mouth Disease Virus (Animal) BI0076 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Lumpy Skin Disease (Animal) BI0077 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
New World Screwworm (NWS) (Animal) BI0078 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Newcastle Disease Virus (Animal) BI0079 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Peste Des Petits Ruminants (Animal) BI0080 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Q Fever BI0081 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Rift Valley Fever (Animal) BI0082 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Trypanosomosis (Animal) BI0083 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
West Nile Fever (Human) BI0084 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Trypanosomiasis (Human) BI0086 Biological Infectious Diseases (Human and Animal)
Bacterial Plant Disease BI0012 Biological Infectious Diseases (Plant)
Fungal Plant Disease BI0013 Biological Infectious Diseases (Plant)
Viral, Mycoplasma and Viroid Plant Disease BI0014 Biological Infectious Diseases (Plant)
Antimicrobial Resistance BI0010 Biological Food Safety
Foodborne Microbial Hazards (including human enteric virus and foodborne parasite) BI0011 Biological Food Safety
Suicide Cluster BI0009 Biological Mental Health
Biological Agents BI0008 Biological CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive)
Snake Envenomation BI0006 Biological Human Animal Interaction
Human-Wildlife Conflict BI0007 Biological Human Animal Interaction
Invasive Weeds BI0004 Biological Invasive Species
Invasive Species BI0005 Biological Invasive Species
Insect Pest Infestations BI0002 Biological Insect Infestation
Locust BI0003 Biological Insect Infestation
Shrimp disease (bacterial) - Acute Hepatic BI0087 Biological Infectious Diseases (Aquaculture)
Oyster Disease Aquaculture BI0088 Biological Infectious Diseases (Aquaculture)

Technological

9 hazard clusters and 53 specific hazards

Specific hazard Identifier Type Sort descending Cluster
Radioactive Waste TL0001 Technological Radiation
Radioactive Material TL0002 Technological Radiation
Drain and Sewer Flooding TL0046 Technological Flood
Reservoir Flooding TL0047 Technological Flood
Marine Debris TL0040 Technological Marine
Disaster Waste TL0035 Technological Waste
Solid Waste TL0036 Technological Waste
Wastewater TL0037 Technological Waste
Hazardous Waste TL0038 Technological Waste
Plastic Waste TL0039 Technological Waste
Electronic Waste (E-Waste) TL0041 Technological Waste
Healthcare Risk Waste TL0042 Technological Waste
Landfilling TL0043 Technological Waste
Tailings TL0044 Technological Waste
Waste Treatment Lagoons TL0045 Technological Waste
Natech TL0027 Technological Industrial Failure
Pollution TL0028 Technological Industrial Failure
Explosion TL0029 Technological Industrial Failure
Leaks and Spills TL0030 Technological Industrial Failure
Soil Pollution TL0031 Technological Industrial Failure
Fire TL0032 Technological Industrial Failure
Mining Hazards TL0033 Technological Industrial Failure
Safety Hazards Associated with Oil and Gas TL0034 Technological Industrial Failure
Misconfiguration of Software and Hardware TL0017 Technological Cyber Hazard
Non-Conformity and Interoperability TL0018 Technological Cyber Hazard
Malware TL0019 Technological Cyber Hazard
Data Breach TL0020 Technological Cyber Hazard
Data Security-Related Hazards TL0021 Technological Cyber Hazard
Outage TL0023 Technological Cyber Hazard
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Breach TL0024 Technological Cyber Hazard
Internet of Things (IOT)-Related Hazards TL0025 Technological Cyber Hazard
Cyberbullying TL0026 Technological Cyber Hazard
Disrupt TL0022 Technological Cyber Hazard
Nuclear Plant Failure TL0012 Technological Infrastructure Failure
Power Outage/ or Blackout TL0013 Technological Infrastructure Failure
Emergency Telecommunications Failure TL0014 Technological Infrastructure Failure
Water Supply Failure TL0015 Technological Infrastructure Failure
Radio and Other Telecommunication Failures TL0016 Technological Infrastructure Failure
Building Collapse TL0005 Technological Structural Failure
Building, highrise, cladding TL0006 Technological Structural Failure
Structural Failure TL0007 Technological Structural Failure
Bridge Failure TL0008 Technological Structural Failure
Dam Failure TL0009 Technological Structural Failure
Supply Chain Failure TL0010 Technological Structural Failure
Critical Infrastructure Failure TL0011 Technological Structural Failure
Radiation Agents TL0003 Technological CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive)
Nuclear agents TL0004 Technological CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive)
Explosive agents TL0053 Technological CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive)
Air Transportation Accident TL0048 Technological Transportation
Inland Water Ways TL0049 Technological Transportation
Marine Accident TL0050 Technological Transportation
Rail Accident TL0051 Technological Transportation
Road Traffic Accident TL0052 Technological Transportation

Societal

4 hazard clusters and 8 specific hazards

Specific hazard Identifier Type Sort descending Cluster
International Armed Conflict (IAC) SO0001 Societal Conflict
Non-International Armed Conflict (NIAC) SO0002 Societal Conflict
Civil Unrest SO0003 Societal Conflict
Explosive Remnants of War SO0004 Societal Post Conflict
Environmental Degradation from Conflict SO0005 Societal Post Conflict
Violence SO0006 Societal Behavioural
Stampede or Crushing (Human) SO0007 Societal Behavioural
Financial shock SO0008 Societal Economic

Background on the HIPs

Hazard information when combined with exposure, vulnerability and capacity is fundamental to all aspects of disaster risk management, from multi-hazard risk assessments for prevention dn mitigation to warnings and alerts, to disaster response and recovery, long-term planning and public awareness.

In 2019 the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the International Sceince Council (ISC) jointly established a technical working group to identify the full scope of hazards relevant to the Sendai Framework as a basis for countries to review and strengthen their risk reduction policies and operational risk management practicies.

The Hazard Information Profiles (HIPs) are the result of this international collaborative effort and aim to fill gap by providing a systematic approach and standardised characterisation of hazards. The HIPs aim to contribute to a coherent view of hazards, which can support countries:

  • Report effectively on loss and damage;
  • Implement a comprehensive and inclusive approach to the development of disaster risk reduction strategies;
  • Develop and use multi-hazard early warning systems effectively and forecast events in the future.

Related resources

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DRR Terminology
The Sendai Framework Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Implementing the Sendai Framework
What is the Sendai Framework?
A global blueprint aiming to substantially reduce disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods, and health, while also enhancing resilience and promoting sustainable development.

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