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Basic Concept of Disaster Management and Emergency Response

  • Rifaat Abdalla
  • Marwa Esmail
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Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)

Abstract

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) refers to a disaster as “a sudden, calamitous event that seriously disrupts the functioning of a community or society and causes human, material, and economic or environmental losses that exceed the community’s or society’s ability to cope using its own resources”.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesCollege of Science, Sultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman
  2. 2.Cairo UniversityGizaEgypt

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