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June 14, 2024 4:42 am
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Disasters

What is a Disaster?

Disasters are serious disruptions to the functioning of a community that exceed its capacity to cope using its own resources. Disasters can be caused by natural, man-made, and technological hazards, as well as various factors that influence the exposure and vulnerability of a community.

About Disasters

Hazards of all kinds, including those listed below, can result in disasters that can have catastrophic effects on individuals as well as entire communities.

Future events, including climate change, population relocation, armed conflict, rapid and unplanned urbanization, technological risks, and public health catastrophes, are all expected to result in an increase in the frequency, complexity, and intensity of their effects.

Disasters, however, may and ought to be avoided. By assisting communities in planning ahead, lowering their risks, and building more resilient infrastructure, we can stop dangers from turning into disasters.

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