Glossary

Damage assessment: Assessment of the physical and social dimensions of a crisis with data on the loss of human life and resources, the needs to be met, and the identification of possible risks.ALNAP

Data disaggregated by sex and age: Statistics on beneficiaries or affected populations that are disaggregated by gender and age, indicating, for example, how many men, women, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older persons are covered in a program.EU

Dehydration: State resulting from excessive water loss from the body.WHO

Delayed growth: Short stature for age, due to chronic malnutrition during the most critical periods of development and growth in the early stages of life.UNICEF

Delayed or discontinued immunization schedule: Set of vaccines and vaccination doses that are not administered according to the age of the first dose and its minimum administration intervals.WHO

Democracy: Universal value based on the freely expressed will of persons to determine their own political, economic, social, and cultural systems, and their full participation in all aspects of their lives.UN

Dengue fever: Disease transmitted by mosquitoes of the species Aedes aegypti and A. albopictus, which also transmit Chikungunya fever, Yellow fever and Zika virus infection.WHO

Depleted sources and reserves of raw water: Those water sources or reserves that can no longer be used due to drought, pollution, clogging, or eutrophication.UNICEF

Deportation: Return of a foreign to his country of origin after the denial of asylum, or as a result of his expulsion.UNHCR

Destructuring: Gradual or abrupt dismantling, total or partial, of State institutions. "Unstructured states" result from the collapse or disintegration of the structures created under the rule of law, which can trigger forms of internal violence that the state is unable to control.GLOSBE