Last Updated: Saturday, January 9, 2016

Top 10 countries in the world by natural disaster risk

World Risk Index 2015 has kept Vanuatu with the highest risk of natural disasters in the world.

The list of countries by natural disaster risk, as measured in the World Risk Index (WRI) has identified the disaster risk hotspots in Central America, in the Southern Sahel, in Southeast Asia, and in Oceania. WRI determines the risk of becoming a victim of a natural disaster as a result of vulnerability and natural hazards.

Below are top ten riskiest countries in the world for natural disasters.

World Risk Index 2015
  1. Vanuatu
  2. Tonga
  3. Philippines
  4. Guatemala
  5. Solomon Islands
  6. Bangladesh
  7. Costa Rica
  8. Cambodia
  9. Papua New Guinea
  10. El Salvador