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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