The current study presents the results of the Midterm review (MTR) for the implementation of Sendai Framework (SF) in the Arab region. Prone to multiple types of natural hazards and characterized by several acute risk drivers, all Arab countries have adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Since 2015, the implementation of SF has been impacted by conflicts, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic among other impediments. Half-way into the lifespan of the SF, assessing its midterm implementation in the Arab region is necessary.
These results are based on conducted national and regional consultations along with a desk review and scientific literature review of existing reports and studies. Key findings reveal insights on the region’s collective progress towards achieving the goal and targets of SF. In parallel, uncovered gaps, setbacks and challenges pinpoint areas where greater efforts are required to accelerate the progress and pursue the outcome of the SF, leading the Arab region towards resilience by 2030