Human-Made Disaster Law and Legal Definition

Human-made disaster is disaster resulting from man-made hazards as opposed to natural disasters resulting from natural hazards. It means a disaster or emergency situation that result in civilian population’s casualties, loss of property, loss of basic services, and means of livelihood as a result of war or civil strife. The cause of a human-made disaster can be either intentional or unintentional human actions. Human-made disasters or emergencies can be fast or of slow attack. Human-made disaster admits that all disasters are caused by humans. Human-made disaster involves an element of human intent, negligence, or error; or involving a failure of a man-made system. It is also called as man-made disaster.