What is a Disaster?
“A disaster is 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. Though often caused by nature, disasters can have human origins.”
(What is a disaster?.In International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies(2019).Retrieved from https://www.ifrc.org/en/what-we-do/disaster-management/about-disasters/what-is-a-disaster)

“A disaster occurs when a hazard impacts on vulnerable people.”
The combination of hazards, vulnerability and inability to reduce the potential negative consequences of risk results in disaster.


Natural Disasters
Natural disasters are those that occur without direct human involvement. Often, there is a human contribution such as failure to alert,  vulnerability and exposure.

E.g. Earthquake, Volcanic eruptions, Cyclones, Landslides


Listed Natural Disasters

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