List of WHO publications: Disasters, emergencies
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Year
2018 Order Number    19300396 ISBN-13
 9789241550208
Price
CHF 45,00  / US$ 54,00 Developing countries    CHF 31,50
English
The recommendations in these guidelines provide overarching, evidence-based guidance on how risk communication should be practised in an emergency. During public health emergencies, people need to know what health risks they face, and what actions they can take to protect their health and lives. .../...
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Author WHO
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2018 Order Number    18000757 ISBN-13
 9789240697393
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
These guidelines are an update of the 1999 World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on the use of iodine thyroid blocking (ITB) with a special focus on public health considerations of ITB implementation.These guidelines provide a recommendation on iodine thyroid blocking (ITB), via oral administration of stable iodine, as an urgent protective action in responding to a nuclear accident. .../...
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2018 Order Number    19300392 ISBN-13
 9789241550185
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CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
These guidelines are an update of the 1999 World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on the use of iodine thyroid blocking (ITB) with a special focus on public health considerations of ITB implementation.These guidelines provide a recommendation on iodine thyroid blocking (ITB), via oral administration of stable iodine, as an urgent protective action in responding to a nuclear accident. .../...
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2017 Order Number    18000693 ISBN-13
 9789240696730
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CHF 50,00  / US$ 60,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
In the face of recent pandemic threats (severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), avian influenza A H5N1, pandemic influenza A H1N1 and the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak) and disasters in general, debate has arisen about the ethical basis of research, surveillance and patient care in such situations. .../...
Title
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2017 Order Number    19300331 ISBN-13
 9789241549349
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CHF 50,00  / US$ 60,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
In the face of recent pandemic threats (severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), avian influenza A H5N1, pandemic influenza A H1N1 and the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak) and disasters in general, debate has arisen about the ethical basis of research, surveillance and patient care in such situations. .../...
Title
Author SEARO
Year
2016 Order Number    15400043 ISBN-13
 9789290225188
Price
CHF 45,00  / US$ 54,00 Developing countries    CHF 30,00
English
On 25 April 2015 at 11:56 NST, with a mighty shudder, the earth released the pent-up seismic energy trapped within in the form of an earthquake that lasted 55 seconds. .../...
Title
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2016 Order Number    11500921 ISBN-13
 9789241549837
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
Infectious disease outbreaks are frequently characterized by scientific uncertainty, social and institutional disruption, and an overall climate of fear and distrust. Invariably, the countries most affected by outbreaks have limited resources, under-developed legal and regulatory structures, and health systems that lack the resilience to deal with crisis situations. .../...
Title
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2016 Order Number    18000698 ISBN-13
 9789240696785
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
Infectious disease outbreaks are frequently characterized by scientific uncertainty, social and institutional disruption, and an overall climate of fear and distrust. Invariably, the countries most affected by outbreaks have limited resources, under-developed legal and regulatory structures, and health systems that lack the resilience to deal with crisis situations. .../...
Title
Author WHO
Year
2015 Order Number    19300338 ISBN-13
 9789241565134
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
The Framework for a public health emergency operations centre (PHEOC framework) document is intended to be used by practitioners of public health; health policy makers; and authorities and agencies responsible for managing emergencies, incidents, or events where the health of populations is at risk. .../...
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2015 Order Number    15200237 ISBN-13
 9789290617082
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CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
The regional framework positions the health sector as a key actor in the broader disaster risk management agenda. This is of special significance considering the March 2015 United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, and upcoming meetings on the Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. .../...
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2015 Order Number    11500885 ISBN-13
 9789241548922
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CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
The mhGAP Intervention Guide (IG) is a clinical guide on mental, neurological and substance use disorders for general health care workers who work in non-specialized health care settings, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. These health care workers include general physicians, family physicians, nurses and clinical officers. .../...
Title
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2013 Order Number    15200207 ISBN-13
 9789290616047
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
Nurses and midwives constitute the largest group of health workers who provide a wide range of services. In times of emergencies and disasters, nurses and midwives are also relied on to respond to situation by providing immediate, acute and long-term care to individuals, families and communities. .../...
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2013 Order Number    11502661 ISBN-13
 9789241548656
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
This second edition represents a thorough updating and revision of the first edition. The structure remains similar, but includes an additional chapter on humanitarian coordination. All chapters have been revised to reflect changes in best practices, improvements in technologies, availability of new tools, and changes in WHO recommendations. .../...
Title
Year
2013 Order Number    18000229 ISBN-13
 9789240691742
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
This second edition represents a thorough updating and revision of the first edition. The structure remains similar, but includes an additional chapter on humanitarian coordination. All chapters have been revised to reflect changes in best practices, improvements in technologies, availability of new tools, and changes in WHO recommendations. .../...
Title
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2013 Order Number    15400033 ISBN-13
 9789290224358
Price
CHF 150,00  / US$ 180,00 Developing countries    CHF 105,00
English
One of the lessons learnt from emergencies or disasters in the South-East Asia Region is that information and knowledge management is a weak area. The Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004 was no exception . In any emergency, no matter how difficult, information needs to be collected, stored, and retrieved systematically for analysis. This should be done before, during and after any event. .../...
Title
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2013 Order Number    11500854 ISBN-13
 9789241564571
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
In spite of their tragic nature, and notwithstanding the human suffering they create, emergency situations are also opportunities to build better mental health care. The surge of aid, combined with sudden, focused attention on the mental health of the population, creates unparalleled opportunities to transform mental health care for the long term. .../...
Title
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2013 Order Number    18000151 ISBN-13
 9789240690677
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
In spite of their tragic nature, and notwithstanding the human suffering they create, emergency situations are also opportunities to build better mental health care. The surge of aid, combined with sudden, focused attention on the mental health of the population, creates unparalleled opportunities to transform mental health care for the long term. .../...
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Year
2012 Order Number    18000127 ISBN-13
 9789240689978
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
Mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) is a term used to describe a wide range of actions that address social, psychological and psychiatric problems that are either pre-existing or emergency-induced. These actions are carried out in highly different contexts by organizations and people with different professional backgrounds, in different sectors and with different types of resources. .../...
Title
Year
2012 Order Number    15200158 ISBN-13
 9789290615866
Price
CHF 10,00  / US$ 12,00 Developing countries    CHF 7,00
English
The purpose of this guidance document is to assist Member States in establishing a public health diagnostic laboratory network to support surveillance activities and enhance rapid detection and response to emerging infectious disease outbreaks. This document describes the public health laboratory system, its core functions, and factors to consider when establishing such a system.
Title
Year
2012 Order Number    15200159 ISBN-13
 9789290615941
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
This report summarizes the progress of APSED (2010) implementation in the Western Pacific Region by documenting key achievements, activities and challenges for each of the eight focus area for the period January 2011 to June 2012. .../...
Title
Year
2011 Order Number    18000088 ISBN-13
 9789240688483
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
UN agencies and international and nongovernmental organizations are increasingly called upon to respond to large-scale emergencies to prevent and manage serious threats to the survival and health of the affected populations. Medicines and medical devices have been supplied by relief agencies for decades. .../...
Title
Year
2011 Order Number    19300253 ISBN-13
 9789241502115
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
UN agencies and international and nongovernmental organizations are increasingly called upon to respond to large-scale emergencies to prevent and manage serious threats to the survival and health of the affected populations. Medicines and medical devices have been supplied by relief agencies for decades. .../...
Title
Year
2011 Order Number    19300254 ISBN-13
 9789241501989
Price
CHF 10,00  / US$ 12,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,00
English
This 3rd edition of Guidelines for medicine donations has been developed by the World Health Organization in cooperation with major international agencies active in humanitarian relief and development assistance. The guidelines are intended to improve the quality of medicine donations in international development assistance and emergency aid. .../...
Title
Year
2011 Order Number    11500824 ISBN-13
 9789241548236
Price
CHF 25,00  / US$ 30,00 Developing countries    CHF 17,50
English
The Humanitarian Emergency Settings Perceived Needs Scale (HESPER) aims to provide a quick, scientifically robust way of assessing the perceived serious needs of people affected by large-scale humanitarian emergencies, such as war, conflict or major natural disaster. Perceived needs are needs which are felt or expressed by people themselves and are problem areas with which they would like help. .../...
Title
Year
2011 Order Number    18000062 ISBN-13
 9789240688131
Price
CHF 10,00  / US$ 12,00 Developing countries    CHF 7,00
English
Perhaps you are called upon as a staff member or volunteer to help in a major disaster, or you find yourself at the scene of an accident where people are hurt. Perhaps you are a teacher or health worker talking with someone from your community who has just witnessed the violent death of a loved one. .../...
Title
Year
2011 Order Number    11500819 ISBN-13
 9789241548205
Price
CHF 10,00  / US$ 12,00 Developing countries    CHF 7,00
English
Perhaps you are called upon as a staff member or volunteer to help in a major disaster, or you find yourself at the scene of an accident where people are hurt. Perhaps you are a teacher or health worker talking with someone from your community who has just witnessed the violent death of a loved one. .../...
Title
Year
2011 Order Number    15200144 ISBN-13
 9789290614784
Price
CHF 10,00  / US$ 12,00 Developing countries    CHF 7,00
English
Hospitals are one of the essential institutions that must continue to function when an emergency event occurs. In spite of its importance, health facilities are themselves vulnerable to disasters and can get damaged, risking the lives of patients and health workers. .../...
Title
Year
2009 Order Number    15200127 ISBN-13
 9789290614197
Price
CHF 50,00  / US$ 60,00 Developing countries    CHF 35,00
English
This book was prepared by the World Health Organization. It was originally designed, produced and distributed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Management Institute of the United States of America. The World Health Organization has added to it and reformatted many sections of this material in order for users to focus on public health emergencies. .../...
Title
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2008 Order Number    14400031 ISBN-13
 9789290216322
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
The WHO Global Commission on Social Determinants of Health was launched in 205 with the aim of identifying and tackling the persistent and growing inequalities in health, both within and between countries. These inequalities are caused by what we now term social determinants, defined as the way people live, work and age in a society. .../...
Title
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2008 Order Number    14400032 ISBN-13
 9789290216315
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
The WHO Global Commission on Social Determinants of Health was launched in 2005 with the aim of identifying and tackling the persistent and growing inequalities in health, both within and between countries. Social inequality is widely recognized as an important cause of conflict and the social determinants of health in conflict settings reflect and reinforce these inequalities. .../...
Title
Year
2008 Order Number    14600042 ISBN-13
 9789290216032
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
This CD-ROM is a tool to help disaster management decision-makers predict the magnitude of a disaster on a specific population, to assess where damage might be the greatest and to forecast specific resources which may be required to reduce health risks to vulnerable populations. It uses GIS and disaster models that cover all the countries of the Region.
Title
Author Hyer, R.N., Covello, V.T.
Year
2007 Order Number    11501684 ISBN-13
 9789241547048
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
Effective communication through the media is an essential responsibility of public health officials, particularly during emergencies. Urgent, high-concern situations present a unique communication challenge. .../...
Title
Year
2006 Order Number    15200098 ISBN-13
 9789290612162
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
This manual serves as an updated second edition to the publication Protocol for assessment of health facilities in responding to emergencies published by WHO in 1999. This updated second edition is a management tool for health professionals evaluating the preparedness of their respective health facilities for dealing with disasters. .../...
Title
Year
2006 Order Number    16300172 ISBN-13
 9789275126295
Price
CHF 16,00  / US$ 19,20 Developing countries    CHF 11,20
English
This publication draws attention to the importance of ensuring that water and sanitation systems remain fully operational in the aftermath of natural disasters. This is critical if countries are to ensure there are no setbacks to the hard-won achievements in terms of access to these services. .../...
Title
Year
2006 Order Number    16300167 ISBN-13
 9789275126301
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 14,00
English
Management of the dead is one of the most difficult aspects of disaster response. It has profound and long-lasting consequences for survivors and communities. Globally, disasters claim thousands of lives each year. However, care of the deceased is often overlooked in disaster planning and the absence of guidance for first responders has recently been highlighted following several large disasters. .../...
Title
Year
2006 Order Number    13400056 ISBN-13
 9789289013796
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
Injuries lead to huge human, financial and other costs to society. In the WHO European Region, road traffic injuries, drowning, poisoning, falls, fires, self-inflicted injuries and interpersonal violence are estimated to kill over 2000 people, put 60 000 others in hospital and necessitate outpatient emergency treatment for 600 000 more every day. .../...
Title
Author Connolly, M.A.
Year
2005 Order Number    11500620 ISBN-13
 9789241546164
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
This field manual is intended to help health professionals and public health coordinators working in emergency situations prevent, detect and control the major communicable diseases encountered by affected populations. .../...
Title
Year
2005 Order Number    14600028 ISBN-13
 9789290213918
Price
CHF 20,00  / US$ 24,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,00
English
After any major disaster it is critical to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian relief. The delivery of medical supplies, provision of basic medical equipment and establishment of monitoring systems all require streamlined coordination and collaboration of relief partners. .../...
Title
Year
2004 Order Number    16300171 ISBN-13
 9789275125007
Price
CHF 30,00  / US$ 36,00 Developing countries    CHF 21,00
English
When struck by large-scale natural disasters, hospital services are interrupted temporarily or permanently, mainly due to damage to their infrastructure. The operational loss of these facilities signifies more than the loss of the capital investments. Far more importantly, it has a major negative impact on the wellbeing and the socioeconomic development of the population and the country. .../...
Title
Year
2004 Order Number    11500570 ISBN-13
 9789241546409
Price
CHF 12,00  / US$ 14,40 Developing countries    CHF 8,40
English
Injury has become a major cause of death and disability worldwide. Organized approaches to its prevention and treatment are needed. These guidelines seek to set achievable standards for trauma treatment services which could realistically be made available to almost every injured person in the world. They then seek to define the resources that would be necessary to assure such care. .../...
Title
Year
2003 Order Number    16300159 ISBN-13
 9789275124611
Price
CHF 48,00  / US$ 57,60 Developing countries    CHF 33,60
English
This text provides guidance to policy-makers considering the development of a formal complex Emergency Medical Services System. The book is based on the experience and history of models commonly found in the United States and in many European countries, and provides analyses and profiles of common aspects of the core elements of those systems. .../...
Title
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2003 Order Number    16300170 ISBN-13
 9789275124840
Price
CHF 18,00  / US$ 21,60 Developing countries    CHF 12,60
English
Technical knowledge and experience have taught us that it is possible to reduce to a minimum the risks and damage caused by disasters if preventive measures are incorporated early in the design, construction and maintenance of new health facilities. .../...
Title
Author Wisner, B., Adams, J.
Year
2003 Order Number    11500487 ISBN-13
 9789241545419
Price
CHF 60,00  / US$ 72,00 Developing countries    CHF 42,00
English
This volume distills what is known about environmental health during an emergency or disaster. It draws on results from the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, and on experience with sustainable development between the two Earth Summits, in Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg. .../...
Title
Year
2003 Order Number    16300012 ISBN-13
 9789275122921
Price
CHF 48,00  / US$ 57,60 Developing countries    CHF 33,60
English
In 1995 PAHO launched a project to address violence against women in Central America. Utilizing an integrated approach that calls for action at three levels - health and other sectors, the community, and national policy development - by the end of 2002, more than 150 community networks in 10 Latin American countries had been formed. .../...
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2001 Order Number    16300145 ISBN-13
 9789275123751
Price
CHF 40,00  / US$ 48,00 Developing countries    CHF 28,00
English
The management of supplies, whether from an external source, in most cases is a complex logistical problem that should not be left to improvised decision-making. The acquisition, storage, mobilization and distribution of supplies to the victims of a disaster require a minimum framework of organization that permits efficient handling and better use of resources. .../...
Title
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2001 Order Number    16300147 ISBN-13
 9789275073872
Price
CHF 28,00  / US$ 33,60 Developing countries    CHF 19,60
English
The publication The World Health Report 2000- Health Systems: Improving Performance, which compared the performance of the health systems in 191 Member States, created an unprecedented level of interest and debate within countries, international organizations, and research institutions. .../...
Title
Author Cohen, R.E.
Year
2000 Order Number    16300130 ISBN-13
 9789275122730
Price
CHF 36,00  / US$ 43,20 Developing countries    CHF 25,20
English
Mental Health Services in Disasters: Manual for Humanitarian Workers is composed of a noteworthy summary of the most updated knowledge in this field, in a world in which the effects from natural disasters are increasingly more dramatic - be they hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, etc. .../...
Title
Author Cohen, R.E.
Year
2000 Order Number    16300131 ISBN-13
 9789275122747
Price
CHF 36,00  / US$ 43,20 Developing countries    CHF 25,20
English
This Instructor's Guide complements Mental Health Services in Disasters: Manual for Humanitarian Workers . It serves as an instrument for the creation and execution of training courses and programmes on the subject. The Instructor's Guide is designed to be flexible and easily translated. It can be adapted to the customs of different countries or regions. .../...
Title
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2000 Order Number    16300133 ISBN-13
 9789275123041
Price
CHF 44,00  / US$ 52,80 Developing countries    CHF 30,80
English
This book focuses on problems encountered in areas of high risk for seismic events. It introduces the essential aspects of carrying out vulnerability assessments and applying practical measures to mitigate damage in hospitals, addressing structural and nonstructural aspects, as well as administrative and internal organization. .../...
Title
Year
2000 Order Number    16300134 ISBN-13
 9789275123010
Price
CHF 16,00  / US$ 19,20 Developing countries    CHF 11,20
English
"A hurried response that is not based on an impartial assessment only contributes to chaos. It is better to wait until real needs have been assessed. It is more economical, appropriate and hygienic to buy new articles locally than to send used items... Donors should not compete among themselves to satisfy the more visible needs of the affected country... .../...
Title
Year
2000 Order Number    16100575 ISBN-13
 9789275115756
Price
CHF 44,00  / US$ 52,80 Developing countries    CHF 30,80
English
A didactic guide to all health-related measures needed to prepare for natural disasters, reduce their immediate impact, and facilitate recovery. Noting that all natural disasters share several features, the book aims to provide a framework that administrators can rely on when planning and managing the health sector's response. .../...
Title
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1999 Order Number    11500463 ISBN-13
 9789241545150
Price
CHF 31,00  / US$ 37,20 Developing countries    CHF 31,00
English
This book provides a collection of ten protocols for conducting rapid health assessments in the immediate aftermath of different types of emergencies. .../...
Title
Year
1995 Order Number    14600013 ISBN-13
 9789290211983
Price
CHF 12,00  / US$ 14,40 Developing countries    CHF 8,40
English
A spiral-bound guide describing a simple step-by-step procedure for carrying out a rapid survey of nutritional status in emergency situations in Eastern Mediterranean countries, where natural and man-made disasters have been common. Emphasis is placed on the steps required to make quick but reliable estimates as a basis for subsequent action. .../...
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1981 Order Number    16100407 ISBN-13
 9789275114070
Price
CHF 15,00  / US$ 18,00 Developing countries    CHF 10,50
English
PRESENTS A GLOBAL OVERVIEW OF THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED WHEN A DISASTER OVERCOMES A NATION'S RESOURCES AND SUGGESTS GENERAL CRITERIA IN CHOOSING RELIEF MEASURES. FOCUSES ON EARTHQUAKES,VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS, FLOODS, TIDAL WAVES AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS.AUDIENCE: DECISION MAKERS AND SENIOR ADMINISTRATORS RES- PONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING HEALTH SERVICES AFTER SUDDEN NATURAL DISASTERS.
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