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Descriptor English: Civil Protection
Descriptor Spanish: Protección Civil
Descriptor Portuguese: Proteção Civil
Descriptor French: Protection Civile
Tree number(s): SP8.946.585.658
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: The organized actions of planning, training, preparedness and response to all emergences at the local and national levels, with the view to protecting the civilian population in case of natural catastrophe, man-made disaster or war. As a wider, all-hazards approach, the term is now preferred to and covers civil defence. (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990)
Annotation:
DeCS ID: 35004
Unique ID: DDCS035004
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Civil Protection - Preferred
Concept UI FD00060867
Scope note The organized actions of planning, training, preparedness and response to all emergences at the local and national levels, with the view to protecting the civilian population in case of natural catastrophe, man-made disaster or war. As a wider, all-hazards approach, the term is now preferred to and covers civil defence. (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990)
Preferred term Civil Protection



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