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Thesaurus
disaster
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.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/2215

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