Basic Concept of Disaster Management and Emergency Response

Rifaat Abdalla*, Marwa Esmail

*Corresponding author for this work

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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) refers to a disaster as “a sudden, calamitous event that seriously disrupts the functioning of a community or society and causes human, material, and economic or environmental losses that exceed the community’s or society’s ability to cope using its own resources”.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
ISSN (Print)2522-8714
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8722


  • Community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)
  • Comprehensive Emergency Management (CEM)
  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
  • United Nations International Strategy For Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
  • United Nations Office For Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Chemistry

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