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Circumstances that go against our favor.

Disaster

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UNISDR

United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

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Conditions of Disaster

--live in hazardous places
--When a hazardous phenomenom occurs
--no preventive measures have been taken

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The probability of harmful consequences or expected losses( deaths- injuries -livelihood -assets-services) resulting from the interactions between natural or human induced hazards and vulnerable conditions

Disaster Risk

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Widely recognized as the consequence of the interaction between a hazard and the characteristics that make people and places vulnerable and exposed

Disaster Risk

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Effects of Disasters

Environment; Economy ; Indirect Effects; Physical Destruction; Emotional; Human losses. EEIPH

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The ability of communities societies and systems to resist absorb accomodate recover from disasters whilst at the same time improve well being

Resilience

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Volcanoes earthquakes floods wildfires and mudslides often permanently alter an area's landscape leading in some cases to the destruction of local species

Environment

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Even a minor storm can cause considerable damage

Economy

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Disasters sometimes lead to a disruption in utility service background around impacted area. Medical assistance is often slowed. Bankw and other establishments are closed affecting people's income.

Indirect effects

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Buildings collapse or are swept away.

Physical Destruction

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The effect of disasters to a persons's emotions are often much more devastating due to the death of a loved one, whole communities being displaced, or separation of friends and neighbours. Victims face anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder.

Emotional

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Effects of disaster in which the decrease of population

Human losses