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26 Sep 2018 description

Current major event

Influenza: Burden of disease estimation in Saudi Arabia

On July 2018, the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia conducted a three-day workshop on the estimation of the influenza burden using Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) surveillance data. During the workshop, 12 participants from different regions of the country were trained by influenza experts from Infection Hazard Management unit (IHM) of WHO Regional office for Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO).

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06 Jun 2017 description

Situation Generale en mai 2017

Prevision jusqu'a'mi-juillet 2017

03 May 2017 description
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General Situation during April 2017
Forecast until mid-June 2017

12 Apr 2017 description

Situation Générale en mars 2017

Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mai 2017

04 Apr 2017 description
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General Situation during March 2017
Forecast until mid-May 2017

18 Mar 2017 description

Situation Générale en février 2017

Prévision jusqu'à’mi-avril 2017

02 Mar 2017 description
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General Situation during February 2017
Forecast until mid-April 2017

03 Feb 2017 description

Situation Générale en janvier 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mars 2017

02 Feb 2017 description
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General Situation during January 2017
Forecast until mid-March 2017

27 May 2014 description

By Berta Acero

CAIRO, 26 May 2014 – Recurrent flooding is becoming more of a threat in the Arab region, a part of the world usually associated with drought and desertification.

At least seven people were killed, schools were forced to close and vehicles were swept away in the latest flash flooding the Saudi Arabian province of Hail.

The Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in the Arab States Region, Mr. Amjad Abbashar, said urban flooding is a growing challenge in the region as well as globally.