Internationally Agreed Glossary of Basic Terms Related to Disaster Management


This glossary over terms related to disaster management aims to meet the need for rapid and unequivocal communication among individuals, teams and involved institutions in actual disaster response activities, as well as in disaster mitigation by prevention and preparedness.

Providing terms in English, French and Spanish, the glossary is a result of a joint effort of a number of inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and national institutions.