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Arab States and COVID-19: Lessons learned in preparing for & responding to COVID-19

Source(s):  United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States (UNDRR ROAS)

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a worldwide effect and the Arab states region has not been immune to it. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is far more than a biological hazard affecting merely the health sector. While the impact of the pandemic varies from one country to another, it will most likely lead to generalized increased poverty and exacerbated inequalities at a global scale, making the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) even more urgent.

Drawing from a webinar organised on the 17th of May 2020, this brief makes the following recommendations, among others (p. 3-4):

  • Use COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to test/learn from existing DRR strategies and plans to inform future preparedness and response activities;
  • Highlight the importance of implementing DRR strategies and actions plans;
  • Successful implementation of disaster risk management measures requires coherence and coordination between national and local governments.



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  • Arab States and COVID-19: Lessons learned in preparing for & responding to COVID-19
  • Publication date 2020
  • Number of pages 4 p.

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