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 by Palestinian Information Center http://www.unisdr.org/archive/35912

Historic snow storm challenges Middle East preparedness

18 Dec 2013, UNISDR ROAS

'A number of factors have enhanced the exposure and vulnerability of cities in the Arab region,' explained the Head of UNISDR’s Regional Office for Arab States, Mr. Amjad Abbashar. 'The explosive increase in the urban population over the past decades, poor urban planning, inappropriate construction quality and the impact of climate change are amongst them'...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1999 180,000
Drought 2000 150,000
Flood 1991 18,000
Epidemic 1981 715
Storm 2000 200
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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