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What does the term 'disaster' mean to you?

Welcome to this Coventry University open course, Disaster Risk Reduction: An Introduction.

‘Disaster’ can be used to describe anything from personal upheavals to global catastrophes, but if we are to examine how to reduce the risks associated with disasters, we first need to develop our understanding of the term.

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What does the term ‘disaster’ mean to you?

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Disaster Risk Reduction: An Introduction

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