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Natural disasters in the Middle East and North Africa : a regional overview

Natural disasters in the Middle East and North Africa : a regional overview
  • World Bank. January 2014
  • This report focuses on the challenges of disaster risk in the Middle East and North African (MNA) region. It provides critical feedback to Governments and partners on efforts and processes required to make the region disaster resilient. It focuses on the human impact in the region of both floods and droughts, the consequences and suggested methods of disaster response. The overview analyses in depth the sources of vulnerability to natural hazards in the region, such as water scarcity, increasing climate variability and a fast growing population.
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Emergency situations, Environment, Financing, Floods, Resilience, Risk management, Urban areas, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Water scarcity
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Environmental practitioners, Governments, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Awareness raising, Impact evaluation, Reporting on project findings/outputs
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Case studies, Impact study, Recommendations
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Published in 2015