Managing Disaster Waste: A Guide for Communities
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- Disaster Waste
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- Natural disasters, such as tropical cyclones, hurricanes, and floods, can generate large quantities of waste, including building debris, fallen trees, and hazardous waste. Disaster waste is a threat to community health, safety, and the environment. However, it is often managed in an ad hoc manner and can be a major obstacle to the much-needed emergency relief operations and cause delay to humanitarian efforts by blocking access to affected communities.