A humanitarian crisis in a country, region or society where there is total or considerable breakdown of authority resulting from internal or external conflict and which requires an international response that goes beyond the mandate or capacity of any single agency and/or the ongoing United Nations country program. - (IASC)
13 Oct 2014, UNCCD
'Not only are older person the most harmed group in disasters, they are the most likely to go unnoticed by relief teams,' the UNCCD chief wrote in the article, titled 'Investing in our frailer selves for the day of disaster,' stressing the need to pay more attention to older persons in natural calamities while adopting smart strategies for disaster prevention...
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