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Building research tools to improve response and resilience to flooding in Syria
Building research tools to improve response and resilience to flooding in Syria

February 5, 2021

Building research tools to improve response and resilience to flooding in Syria

Displacement associated with disasters and the effects of climate change is one of today’s most serious humanitarian and development issue. In the first half of 2020 alone, disasters triggered 9.8 million new displacements, and most were linked to weather-related hazards such as storms, floods and droughts. In northwest Syria, extreme flooding events are devastating families already reeling from ten years of violence conflict, displacement, economic ruin, and the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.