The Fourth Arab Partnership Meeting for DRR

The ‘4th Arab Partnership Meeting for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)’ took place in Cairo, Egypt, on 9-10 December 2019. The Meeting took stock of progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework in the MENA Region, especially the need to achieve “target E” by 2020. It addressed the demands to propose innovative solutions for the…

Compulsory Disaster Insurance in Morocco

On 21 March 2019, Morocco adopted a Draft Decree that made it compulsory for all Moroccan citizens to subscribe natural and human-made disaster insurance.  The Decree established a Solidarity Fund against Catastrophic Events (FSEC) to cushion victims of natural disasters who would be unable to take out the compulsory disaster insurance.  The FSEC is funded…

UNDRR Activities in South America in 2019

In 2019, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) cooperated with several regional organizations in South America to support the development and implementation of regional disaster risk reduction strategies and plans. Such organizations include the Andean Committee for Disaster Prevention and Assistance of the Andean Community of Nations, and the Meeting of Ministers…