Consequences of a hazardous event on the physical, economic and psychological well-being of individuals and on the functioning of a community. Features of a social system that help to avoid losses and maintain or recover satisfying living conditions after a shock.
16 Jun 2016, TRF
After nearly 1,300 people died in extreme heat in Karachi last summer, the city is stepping up preparations for this summer, opening 179 heatstroke centres. Officials have also trained scores of new ambulance drivers and are working with utility companies to try to keep electricity and water flowing for the city's 24 million during the month-long Islamic fast of Ramadan.
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