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The Arab region joins the rest of the world in facing an increase in natural hazards. The region is characterized by its harsh environment and has limited resilience to natural hazards events, which results in an increase in the number of natural disasters in the region. These disasters result from a group of factors including the increase in population…
UNDP, UNISDR and the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) are organizing the First Regional Conference on DRR Challenges and Progress in the Arab Region – including HFA implementation and post 2015 Agenda – with a thematic focus on Urban Disaster Risk Management. The conference will be held on 19-21 March 2013 in Aqaba, Jordan. The Conference will be hos…
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the South Sinai Governorate and the League of Arab States (LAS) are organizing the 2nd Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction which will take place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from 14-16 September 2014. Adhering to the outcomes of the first…
CAIRO, 23 November 2011 – The League of Arab States (LAS) and UNISDR move one step closer to a plan of action on disaster risk reduction for the Arab region. The action plan is expected to be endorsed at the first-ever Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab region planned for 2012. Holding a series of consultations with disaster risk…
A declaration by the Mayors and Local Government representatives together with National Government Officials emphasizing the importance of reducing disaster risk in Arab cities, in which the participants of the First Arab conference for disaster risk reduction recognize the vulnerability Arab cities and towns to disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes,…