What is a Calamity

Calamity is a event that brings loss or disastrous consequences and also refers to a puseless, annoying person or person who brings negative consequences to those around him.

Calamities can be caused by climatic events such as hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, etc.

When calamities caused by natural phenomena cause conditions that leave citizens vulnerable to their means of subsistence, infrastructure that threatens security, access to environmental resources and provision of basic services, it is considered a public calamity defined in article 58 of Law 1523 of 2012 by the Colombian government.

In turn, calamities are also caused by human actions, such as holocausts, genocides, murders and pollution.

A domestic calamity It is any family event that prevents the worker from performing his job normally. This includes serious illnesses, death or serious injury of the spouse or relatives up to the fourth degree of consanguinity according to the law in Colombia.

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