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Despite these steps, the GFDRR notes that Lebanon still "does not have an operational disaster management plan." With the overall risk of earthquakes in Lebanon coupled with the potential seismic tremors of the MLT and ongoing offshore oil and gas activities, it is time to begin the conversation and make a consolidated effort toward preparing for the worst.
[19.] The World Bank, Indonesia: Advancing a National Disaster Risk Financing Strategy - Options for Consideration, 2011, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank.
WMO is interested in hearing concrete proposals from private sector on how to become more engaged in WMO activities" (GFDRR 2018).
"The devastating hurricanes and earthquakes in Latin America and the Caribbean last year, came as a reminder of the urgent need to better understand our vulnerabilities and act to reduce them," said Francis Ghesquiere, Head of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).
The WB and the GFDRR also cited the need for the governments' land-use and urbanization plans to be risk-sensitive.
Impact Forecasting has collated earthquake hazard data for 31 countries, including coverage of the six countries identified as priorities by GFDRR, which triggered the collaboration.
In his speech, which he delivered at the Second World Conference on Reconstruction organized over three days by Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) in Washington, al-Jolhi praised the level of the existing partnership between Yemen and the World Bank Group and its various partners, who have contributed directly to the success of projects to address the effects of the floods disaster in Hadramaut and Mahrah provinces in 2008.
The conference is organized by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the World Bank, in partnership with the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The governments' rapid damage and loss assessments conducted last January with assistance from the World Bank, the Africa Caribbean Pacific--European Union (ACP-EU) Natural Risk Reduction Programme and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), estimated total losses to be around US$108 million, or 15% of St Vincent & the Grenadines' GDP; and US$99 million or 8% of GDP in Saint Lucia.
The PCRAFI is a joint initiative of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community SPC-SOPAC, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, with financial support from Japan and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).
Disponible en https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/ gfdrr.org/files/Analisis_de_la_gestion_del_riesgo_de_desastres_en_Colombia_2012.pdf.
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