The African Union Commission (AUC) Multi-Hazard Early Waring Systems Framework (2022)
Rising disasters require agile and inter-operational early warning systems. In just four years (2015-2018), Africa recorded more than seven hundred (700) disaster events which affected over eighty (80) million people either directly or indirectly. These disasters were mostly caused by hydro-meteorological or climatological hazards and the risks to their occurrence were also multi-faceted in nature. Sadly, in this same period over 66,000 died as a result of these disasters. The damage to property and lives affected or lost could have been substantially reduced or averted if early warning systems (EWS) were adequate.