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The Regional Forum to Build Back Better in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Arab Region was concluded with a speech by His Excellency Major General Khaled Fouda, Governor of South Sinai. He stressed the importance of cooperation with the UNDRR Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) to the resilience of Egypt's governorates and their readin…
ASHGABAT, 16 February 2022 - With the support of the European Union, the Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) convened a high-level meeting with the members of the newly established Interagency Working Group for Disaster Risk Reduction. The high-level participants discussed the role and functions…
The spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to be a challenge for all states around the globe. The Member States of the European Union have experienced first-hand how deadly the risks of the virus can be and how important it is to be prepared and mitigate the risk of any type of emergency. Since the start of the pandemic in the first quarter of 202…
Residents of Dili, Timor-Leste had been sleeping when flashfloods started inundating the capital in the early hours of April 4, 2021. As floodwaters brought by days of rains surged and began sweeping away houses along the Comoro river, many locals abandoned their homes to find safety. With no information on what to do or where to go, people took shelte…
30 January 2022 - In light of the serious and wide-ranging related to social and economic impacts of COVID-19 in most countries, the results of the regional review of the Arab countries, which was held in September 2020, concluded the urgent need for technical support to enhance the capabilities of Arab governments in managing successive disasters, espe…
Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world, and its consequences have been particularly severe for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. The worsening climate crisis , compounded by conflict and global food insecurity, combine to create a complex global crisis whose effects are likely to long outlast the pandem…