disaster


 

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Definition: 

The result of a vast ecological breakdown in the relations between man and his environment, a serious and sudden event (or slow, as in drought) on such a scale that the stricken community needs extraordinary efforts to cope with it, often with outside help or international aid. (Source: GEMET/GUNN)

Other relations

  • disaster (CMS)
  • Climate change risks and disasters (UNFCCC)
  • disasters (ECOLEX)
Synonyms
  • accident
  • emergency

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