|Natural Disasters in South East Asia and Bangladesh - Vulnerability Risks and Consequences (Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters - International Center for Training Exchanges in the Geosciences, 1998, 83 p.)|
|PART III - ASSESSING VULNERABILITY CRITERIA AND GLOBAL RISK LEVELS|
|1. Analysis of the vulnerability criteria (figure 30)|
The juxtaposition of the two series of indicators allows to establish a hierarchical classification of the countries in terms of vulnerability, even though this classification remains global.
- Bangladesh is the most vulnerable country all the indicators being unfavourable.
- It is followed by Cambodia that is mainly penalised by socio-economic factors.
- Laos and Myanmar are vulnerable because of the socio-economic variables though to a lesser degree than those above.
- Vietnam and the Philippines seem to be slightly less vulnerable than Laos and Myanmar. The former vulnerability lies mainly in its weak socio-economic indicators, the latter's in its demographic criteria.
- The majority of the indicators for Thailand are distinctly more favourable than those of the other countries. It is therefore the least vulnerable country.