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man-made disaster

Technological disaster Public health An event in which a significant number of people are injured or die as a result of human devices or activities, unrelated to conflicts, and attributed to operator error–eg, Exxon Valdez and/or equipment failure–eg, NASA's Challenger, Columbia, Chernobyl Cf Natural disaster.
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Man-made hazards like the Marawi crisis in Mindanao did not only displace 400,000 people but also robbed them of their rights and safety.
When it comes to claims management as an insurer, it's vital that you have access to real-time, accurate data on the latest natural and man-made hazards. How can you verify that a severe weather event or manmade hazardous occurrence has taken place?
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction outlines principles and global best practices that aim to improve global resilience to natural or man-made hazards. These range from governance structures to policies, tactics, and technology, as well as rescue guidelines.
HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi stressed yesterday that Qatar attaches special importance to the issues of sustainable development as one of the pillars of its National Vision 2030, adding that it considers preparing and responding to natural and man-made hazards and disasters as one of the most important means of preserving national development efforts.
QNA Geneva Qatar attaches special importance to sustainable development and considers preparing and responding to natural and man-made hazards and disasters as one of the most important means of preserving national development efforts as one of the pillars of its Vision 2030, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs HE Sultan bin Saad al Muraikhi said on Thursday.
HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi stressed Thursday that the State of Qatar attaches special importance to the issues of sustainable development as one of the pillars of its National Vision 2030, adding that It considers preparing and responding to natural and man-made hazards and disasters as one of the most important means of preserving national development efforts.
The institute will be an alliance of the departments of environmental sciences, geology, geography and Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management to better combat climate change challenges and build research reservoir for real time assessment of natural and man-made hazards.
The success of CPEC in terms of economic prosperity of the region will also depend on the safety of the corridor from natural and man-made hazards.
The framework offers policy guidance for school safety to assess potential risks and prepare for natural hazards (such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, and heatwaves) and man-made hazards (such as fires, bomb threats, hostage situations, terrorist attacks, building collapse and toxic hazards).
'Due to a multitude of direct and indirect factors such as increasing population, limited alternative options, exploitation, lack of capacity and natural man-made hazards our forest resources are continually depleting', he remarked.
You also might ponder the man-made hazards and natural events that migrating birds encounter, making their success seem even more miraculous.
'The agriculture sector is very vulnerable to risks including natural and man-made hazards. The government should strengthen early warning systems and social protection programs for the sector to ensure resiliency of agricultural communities,' Pernia said.