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It is correct to say that local analyses are needed in the most vulnerable cities to design the protection strategy: our global analysis is useful to assess risk levels, but is too simple to help design a response. The World Bank carries out this type of analysis or support countries when they do so. For instance, an analysis for three coastal cities in North Africa (Tunis, Casablanca, and Alexandria) has been performed in 2011: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2011/06/04/north-african-coastal-cities-address-climate-change-and-natural-disasters. This analysis identifies practical solutions - including better building norms, new infrastructure, and natural area protection and rehabilitation - to reduce disaster risks in these cities.