Pakistanis show resilience against disasters

Dawn: WASHINGTON, Dec 27: Human resilience for the 13 highest risk countries has been declining but in Pakistan it has been increasing, shows a recent study by researchers associated with the US Department of Energy.

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, which conducts research for the Department of Energy, are developing a human resilience index to provide tools that help explore the links among human ecological conditions, human resilience and conflict.

Seven indicators are used to calculate the index: population growth rate, population density, caloric intake per capita, renewable freshwater per capita, arable land per capita, median age, and population health.

The last indicator includes infant and child mortality and life expectancy.

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