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What is Disaster Risk Management?


There is an Arabic proverb that says it is better to prevent than to cure.

This is exactly the premise of disaster risk management.
Why is it important for people and governments in the Arab world?

As Franck Bousquet, Sector Manager of Urban, Social and Disaster Risk Management explains: While the number of disasters worldwide has doubled, in the Middle East and North Africa region it has tripled.

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Franck Bousquet

Former Senior Director of the Fragility, Conflict, & Violence Group

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