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It is estimated more than 150,000 people die from fires or burn-related injuries every year. Over 95% of fire deaths and burn injuries are in low- and middle-income countries. Meanwhile, urban growth is said to be one of the 21st century’s most transformative trends, posing massive sustainability challenges in terms of housing, infrastructure and basic…
This report seeks to measure progress in the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) implementation in the Arab Region by synthesizing the outcomes of the HFA national progress reports submitted in the period 2005-2015 by 15 Arab countries. The main goal of this report is to provide an overview of trends in progress, challenges and gaps in implementing the HF…
This paper synthesizes the consultations held at the regional, national and local levels throughout the Arab region on the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, the successor of the Hyogo Framework for Action. This report include the outcomes of various consultations held in the Arab region between 2012 and 2014, including during the First Ar…
This brief gives an overview of the disaster trends and challenges across the Arab region, with a special emphasis on infrastructure, informal settlements, climate change, and cross-cutting issues such as governance, inclusiveness, decentralization and legislation. The report also provides an analysis of proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and…
The League of Arab States developed the Arab Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction 2020 (ASDRR), which was adopted by the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment in its 22nd session, held in Cairo on 19 December 2010. The strategy was further welcomed at the 2nd Arab Summit for Socio-Economic Development in January 2011, endorsed by the…
This monthly newsletter aims to highlight UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the new global risk model planned by UNISDR and partners; (ii) Myanmar commitment to the Hyogo Framework for Action; (iii) Turkish quake highlighting building safety; (iv) floods and vulnerability in El Salvador; (v) children, workers hit by Asian fl…
This publication provides a short overview of disaster risk reduction in the Arab region. It focuses on the major risks, why in particular cities are at risk and what are the drivers of disaster risk in the region. Further, the factsheet provides information about the achievements and challenges for the future.