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In recent flood events, dams, it could be said, ‘weaponized’ the floods and turned high river flow into a catastrophic disaster. And as a consequence, climate change has just made a lot more assets uninsurable.
Moody's Investors Service
Adults and children walking through flooded streets in Pakistan
This article covers how Libya and other flood-hit countries, especially in conflict zones, could learn a lot from Pakistan, where the plans for recovery from similar floods in 2022 differ in some significant ways.
Conversation Media Group, the
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The objective of the Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDNA) is to estimate the impact of the storm and floods on physical assets and service delivery in the most affected areas and take stock of the ensuing recovery needs.
Floods, North-eastern Libya, September 2023
The Libya Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDNA) analyses damages and losses – as well as recovery and reconstruction needs – using a globally established methodology across almost all sectors of the Libyan economy.
World Bank, the
Cover and source: Global Earthquake Model Foundation
This seismic risk profile of Libya, produced by the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation summarizes key metrics of seismic risk, allowing stakeholders in risk management to get an overview of the risk in the country.
'Adaptation apartheid' is preventing fragile states from accessing finance to protect their people from global warming.
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Flash flood in a desert
A downward counterfactual is a thought about the past where things turned for the worse. Most thoughts about the past are upward, how things might have been better – but cat modelers need to consider downward counterfactuals.
Risk Management Solutions
Flooded street and house in Eastern South Africa
Researchers examine the main environmental short and long-term considerations, both to help inform the humanitarian response and later recovery in Libya. They also reflect on how years of conflict and insecurity in Libya contributed to the disaster.
Conflict and Environment Observatory (CEOBS)

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