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25 November 2016
BALACLAVA, Mauritus, 25 November 2016 - African countries held a special session yesterday to mark the creation of World Tsunami Awareness Day as they acknowledged a rare but deadly threat which has come to be a worldwide symbol of disaster risk since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami claimed some 230,000 lives. The UN Secretary-General’s Special Represent…
NAIROBI, 21 February 2017 – Already grappling with an extended dry spell, countries in Greater Horn of Africa are bracing for an even deeper drought, with the approach of the traditional March to May rainy season offering little cause for comfort. Exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon, below-average rainfall is worsening food security and water…
Background In the Arab region, the League of Arab States (LAS) is taking the lead in promoting the integration of disaster risk reduction in key regional policies on climate change, environment and disaster management coordination mechanisms. It also supports and calls for the implementation of HFA at the regional and national levels and promotes the co…
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11 November 2009
Indian Ocean Consortium: In order to assist the national efforts towards developing tsunami warning and mitigation system within a multi-hazard approach to disaster reduction, ISDR System partners formed a “consortium” to offer an immediate package of advisory support to Indian Ocean Governments. The offer included assistance to develop national plans a…
“Reduce disaster loss and protect lives.” CAIRO, 14 March 2018 - That refrain echoed through Cairo, the capital city of Egypt as a 3-day training event kicked off this week bringing together representatives from 11 Arab States committed to implementing the global plan for reducing disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Rep…
Regardless of the origin, financial and socio-economic crises feature combinations of adverse conditions: lack of access to financing/credit, slump in investments, household demand and consumption, a falling GDP, high deficits and debt ratios, loss of income, unemployment, shrinkage of state provisions, poverty, enforced migration, homelessness, and an…
TUNIS, 12 October, 2018 - The increasing overlap between disaster and conflict situations came under scrutiny today at a lively special session of the Africa-Arab States Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction. The current threat of a cyclone off the coast of Yemen, home to the world’s worst humanitarian emergency, was cited during the Special Session on D…
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…