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Al-Ahram Weekly - World
12/19/2023 1:00:00 PM
With the rise in the number of climate-related disasters and extreme weather-related events, it is essential that the relevant actors come together to prepare for and mitigate their effects, writes Emad El-Din Adly

World - Region
11/30/2023 3:03:53 PM
The UN's COP28 climate conference formally launched on Thursday a "loss and damage" fund long sought by vulnerable nations devastated by natural disasters linked to global warming.

Egypt - Civil Society
11/25/2023 4:51:19 PM
Representatives from 19 Arab countries convened in Egypt at the 9th Arab Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Partnership Meeting to discuss key initiatives, including the Early Warning for All initiative and the Arab Prioritized Action Plan 2021-2024.

World - Africa
11/8/2023 4:53:44 PM
At least 29 people have been killed and more than 850,000 displaced due to flooding triggered by heavy rains in Somalia, according to the country's disaster management authorities.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
10/27/2023 11:50:00 PM
The UNRWA continued to sound the alarm that 2.3 million Palestinians in the under-bombardment Gaza Strip are facing an impending humanitarian disaster as Israel continues its airstrikes and blockade against the strip for the 21st day.

Arts & Culture - Screens
10/27/2023 8:12:22 PM
"Leave the World Behind," an acclaimed novel about ordinary people struggling to cope as a slow and mysterious disaster shuts down the world, felt topical when it was published during the unfurling pandemic of 2020.

World - Region
10/9/2023 7:58:09 PM
The secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, an international aid organization, warns that the Israeli government's vow to besiege and blockade the Gaza Strip would spell “utter disaster” for the more than 2 million Palestinians living in the small territory.

World - Region
10/3/2023 3:38:35 PM
More than three weeks after Libya's deadly flood disaster, the divided country's two rival administrations remain bitterly at odds on how to manage the massive aid and reconstruction effort.

World - Region
9/28/2023 6:21:53 PM
Survivors of a fire that tore through an Iraqi wedding and those mourning the at least 100 lives lost filled the pews for a Christian mass Thursday, two days after the disaster.

World - Region
9/25/2023 12:20:24 PM
Libya's prosecutor general on Monday ordered the arrest of eight officials as part of his inquiry into the recent flood disaster which killed thousands, his office said.

World - Region
9/23/2023 9:52:31 PM
Nearly two weeks after a flash flood devastated the Libyan port city of Derna, the official death toll keeps rising, passing 3,800 on Saturday.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
9/21/2023 2:50:00 PM
Doaa El-Bey reports on Egyptian efforts to help Libya and Morocco face up to the aftermath of the natural disasters that have hit both countries.

World - Region
9/21/2023 11:29:32 AM
Quake-hit Morocco's government announced on Wednesday a budget of more than $11 billion for reconstruction, rehousing and socio-economic development of areas hit by the deadly disaster.

World - Region
9/19/2023 3:37:34 PM
In a Libyan hospital ward, trauma and grief mix with disbelief and anger among the survivors of the flood disaster that killed untold thousands in the devastated city of Derna.

World - Region
9/17/2023 8:57:00 PM
A week after a wall of water rushed through the Libyan coastal city of Derna, sweeping thousands to their deaths, the focus turned Sunday to caring for survivors of the disaster.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
9/17/2023 8:31:00 PM
Natural disasters can bring countries at odds with each other closer together, as has been the case between Algeria and Morocco in the wake of last week’s earthquake.

Life & Style - Health
9/17/2023 11:40:37 AM
Victims who have died from trauma, drowning or fire "do not normally harbour organisms that cause disease with common precautions," the agencies said.

World - Region
9/14/2023 10:03:18 PM
The flash flood that has killed thousands of people in Libya this week followed a "medicane", a rare but destructive weather phenomenon that scientists believe will intensify in a warming world.

World - Region
9/14/2023 6:26:57 PM
The Libyan city of Derna has buried thousands of people in mass graves, officials said Thursday, as search teams scoured ruins left by devastating floods and the city’s mayor said the death toll could triple.

World - Region
9/14/2023 1:49:47 PM
The United Nations said Thursday that most of the thousands of deaths in Libya's flood disaster could have been averted if early warning and emergency management systems had functioned properly.

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