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Complex Emergency

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)

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Chernobyl scientists warn radiation can be unleashed by wildfires

11 Feb 2015, IBTimes

‘In places like Chernobyl and now in Fukushima, we need to prepare for the possibility of these catastrophic fires. And we need to invest in proper management of these areas so they don't go up in smoke,’ said Tim Mousseau of the University of South Carolina at Columbia, a co-author of the study…


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