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Definition(s)

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)

Hierarchy

Alternative labels:
accident
emergency
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In other languages

French
catastrophe écologique
Russian
стихийное бедствие
Spanish
desastres
Arabic
كارثة

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