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Terminology Corner
Human-made disaster

A human-made disaster is a specific event, whereby an anthropogenic hazard (i.e., a threat or risk of, or propensity to disaster) has become a reality. Such human-made disasters are crime, arson, civil disorder, terrorism, war, biological/chemical threat, cyber-attacks, etc.[1]

[1]    For a comprehensive list of causes and contexts of disaster, see “Category: Man-made Disaster,” Wikipedia,


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