Middle East and North Africa

Anticipatory action to manage climate risks: Lessons from the Red Cross Red Crescent in Southern Africa, Bangladesh, and beyond

Anticipatory action (AA) is a growing area of climate and disaster risk management that emphasizes the use of climate services and risk analyses to predict where crises might strike and enable action to prevent or mitigate impacts before disasters occur. Based on interviews with stakeholders involved in Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) AA programs in […]

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Beirut Explosion Case Study: Technological and Biological Hazards

On 4 August 2020, a huge explosion rocked the city of Beirut, shattering glass and causing extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure within a radius of three kilometres. Hundreds were killed, and many thousands of people injured. The impact of this unprecedented explosion, which registered as a 3.3 magnitude earthquake, was felt as far away

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IFRC Guidance for National Societies working with migrants and displaced people – MENA Region

IFRC Guidance for Middle East and North Africa National Societies: Including migrants and displaced people in preparedness and response activities during COVID-19 Includes: Key Recommendations Background: Migration & Displacement in Middle East and North Africa: Risk factors for migrants How can National Societies support migrants and their families? Key Activities: Accessible and Reliable Information for

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Resilient Cities, Resilient Lives Learning from the 100RC Network

In the six years since the creation of 100 Resilient Cities, more than 70 cities have published Resilience Strategies containing over 3,000 initiatives. To date, more than US$25 billion has been catalyzed by 100RC member cities toward the resilience agenda, and the world’s leading development financial institutions are building resilience criteria into how large-scale infrastructure projects

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