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Egypt

Dr. Laila Rashed Iskandar, Egypt's Minister of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements. (Photo: UNISDR)

Egypt moves on slum resilience

16 Mar 2015, UNISDR; UNISDR ROAS

Around a million Egyptian slum dwellers live in what are considered unsafe areas, at risk of hazards such as floods and landslides. At the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) Egypt’s Minister of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements Laila Rashed Iskandar emphasized the importance of ranting property rights to slum dwellers as part of Disaster Risk Reduction…


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 1994 160,660
Earthquake* 1992 92,649
Flood 2010 3,500
Flood 1995 3,000
Flood 2002 800
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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