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)
5 Oct 2015, UNIS Vienna
Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of UNOOSA, said: 'I believe that good data and adapted information organized in relevant messages, such as this World Disasters Report, is essential to reduce the vulnerability of populations to disaster and to environmental degradation. We need to find mechanisms to 'upload' knowledge from local actors to improve the quality of our outputs'...
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