Early Warning System

Lives can be saved and human suffering decreased by responding to dangers quickly.

An early warning system focuses on reliable information and fluent communications at all levels.

When building an early warning system:  

  • the risks and critical situations are identified to which it is possible to respond in advance
  • a warning system is created in cooperation with the authorities, and tasks and responsibilities are agreed
  • existing local networks that can both receive the warning and distribute it further are utilised
  • a warning system from the village level to higher levels is also developed
  • people are trained to act when they receive a warning. Such training must also observe special risk groups, such as the elderly or disabled people.