man-made disaster

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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Medvedev on the allocation of the Russian Ministry of Energy of the federal budget to ensure the conservation of the Leningradskaya mine and to prevent a man-made disaster in the city of Slantsy.
The minister further said not only during natural disaster, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is providing humanitarian services for long during man-made disaster.
From the moment we see him on screen speaking about "Noo Yowak" this man-made disaster of a motion picture hits that "so bad it's good" sweet spot with alarming regularity.
Addressing the occasion, Chairman NDMA, Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat said Pakistan due to its topography and terrain is a natural and man-made disaster prone country whereas the Authority since its inception has laid strong foundations of disaster preparedness, risk reduction and management.
'On the one hand the high-ups are working on different plans to provide relief to Tharis while on the other the canal-irrigated areas of five dehs have not been provided water even for drinking purposes, which has created a man-made disaster in their area,' they said.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 19 (ANI): While the southern state of Kerala continues to reel under unprecedented floods, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday pointed fingers at the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government for failing to develop a proper contingency plan leading to man-made disaster.
KARACHI:Sindh Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a resolution which "expressed the hope" that Supreme Court will take suo moto notice of "man-made disaster" which the southernmost areas of Sindh were facing because of the absence of outflows from the Indus River at sea, reported a local English newspaper.The opposition leader mentioned that this is the first time that the provincial assembly is requesting the apex court to take suo moto notice instead of reaching to the federal government or other forums for discussion.
The topics of their Ph.D theses are 'Time and cost performance model of infrastructure development projects in Man-made disaster areas of Pakistan' and 'Design and optimization of a supply chain network for product distribution', respectively.
THE crisis in Yemen that has left millions on the brink of famine is "a man-made disaster" driven in part by an economic strangulation being used as a tactic of war, a UN development chief has said.
The "prize" for the largest insurance loss event -- either natural catastrophe or man-made disaster -- goes to the two explosions at the Port of Tianjin in China, which are considered one event.
Results: Adults exposed to natural disaster like flood scored significantly higher on well-being as compared to adults exposed to man-made disaster like terrorism and suicide bombing.
Make no mistake about this: it would be a man-made disaster for which Pakistan would be held accountable.