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CAIRO, 26 May 2014 – Recurrent flooding is becoming more of a threat in the Arab region, a part of the world usually associated with drought and desertification. At least seven people were killed, schools were forced to close and vehicles were swept away in the latest flash flooding the Saudi Arabian province of Hail. The Head of the United Nations Of…
The meeting, held back to back with the MENA meeting of humanitarian actors, will serve to update on progress towards adoption of the post-2015 framework for DRR at the Third World Conference on DRR (Sendai, 14-18 March 2015). It will permit to fine-tune preparations and agency contribution to the 2nd Arab Conference on DRR (Sharm-el-Sheikh, 14-16 Septe…