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Breaking the Notion of Disaster Phases

Disaster risk management (DRM) is an evolving discipline. In this evolution, it is perhaps at a stage where environmental management was 20 years ago and the field of development economics some 60 years ago. In the theoretical construct of DRM, the notion of ‘disaster cycle’, marked by separate disaster phases has been widely in use over the last three decades. Taxonomies of disaster phases prescribing separate units of disaster diagrammatically and theoretically are ideas encapsulating the flow from one phase...

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