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Improve dissemination of emergency information, and build local capacity to understand and act on that information.

Better collaboration between national, regional and local entities is needed to help ground otherwise top-down information. People respond to warnings better if they know what the implications are locally. This requires building the capacity of local government staff to understand what warnings mean and/or building the capacity of technical staff to communicate information in more understandable ways. It is also important that people know how to respond to disseminated warnings. Given the reality of migration, not everyone will be aware of local risk and know what warnings mean and how to respond. This needs to be overcome with simple, targeted messaging from trusted authorities.

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