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Glossary

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disaster

Serious disruption of a community or a society: widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, beyond coping with available resources.

disaster recovery

Actions taken to restore or improve pre-disaster living conditions of an affected community, while supporting change to reduce future disaster risk.

DMTP

Between 1991 and 2006, DMTP offered training in disaster preparedness and response: superseded by CADRI in 2007.

DRR

Efforts to manage the causes of disaster – lessening the vulnerability of people and property – and to improve future preparedness. Go to http://www.cadri.net/en/areas-we-work/disaster-risk-reduction.