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Natural disasters in the Middle East and North Africa : a regional overview (English)

Disasters are increasing worldwide, with more devastating effects than ever before. While the absolute number of disasters around the world has almost doubled since the 1980s, the average number of natural disasters in Middle East and North Africa (MNA) has almost tripled over the same period of time. ... See More +

Working Paper 81658 JAN 01, 2014

Tewari, Deepali; Zanon, Andrea; Burtonboy, Catherine; Hamad, Osama; Linares-Rivas, Alejandra; Safaie, Sahar; Banerjee, Aditi; Bhavnani, Rakhi French

Natural disasters in the Middle East and North Africa : a regional overview (French)

Disasters are increasing worldwide, with more devastating effects than ever before. While the absolute number of disasters around the world has almost doubled since the 1980s, the average number of natural disasters in Middle East and North Africa (MNA) has almost tripled over the same period of time. ... See More +

Working Paper 81658 JAN 01, 2014

Tewari, Deepali; Zanon, Andrea; Burtonboy, Catherine; Hamad, Osama; Linares-Rivas, Alejandra; Safaie, Sahar; Banerjee, Aditi; Bhavnani, Rakhi English

Rapid Damage, Loss and Needs Assessment of Winter Storm Alexa : A report by the Palestinian Authority (English)

Winter storm Alexa, which hit the West Bank and Gaza from December 11 to 14, 2013, was one of the strongest storms to arrive in five decades. Coordination during the emergency highlighted the inadequacy of the regionapos;s disaster preparedness plans - neither the West Bank nor Gaza had a disaster risk management (DRM) framework or policies in place. ... See More +

Working Paper 88971 DEC 01, 2013

Erekat, Dana; Nofal, Alaa; Zanon, Andrea; Abumiddain, Rima; Abu-Hassanein, Zeyad; Linares-Rivas, Alejandra; Phillipp, Bjorn

Lights out? The outlook for energy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

Before the current economic crisis hit the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region in 2008, energy security was a major source of concern in Central and Eastern Europe and in many of the economies in the former Soviet Union. ... See More +

Publication 53882 MAR 29, 2010

Besant-Jones, John; Busz, Henk; Gerner, Franz; Hogan, Thomas; Lamech, Ranjit; Nuorkivi, Arto; Petersen, Christian E.; Strongman, John; Stuggins, Gary; Vasquez, Claudia; Zanon, Andrea