Disaster

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Disaster
Category Sustainable Development Terms
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Last Edit Date 2018-06-20

Disaster means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Disaster refers to a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.

United Nation, 2009 UNISDR Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction, http://www.unisdr.org/files/7817_UNISDRTerminologyEnglish.pdf