Since 1980, the number of natural disasters has doubled worldwide and tripled in the Middle East and North Africa .The famous French proverb “Prevention is better than cure” is the core principle of Disaster and Risk Management. Indeed, DRM helps Governments at national and local levels to implement policies that will enable them to reduce the impact of natural disasters when they occur.

It is therefore essential to integrate Disaster and Risk Management in various policies to reduce the economic and social impacts of disasters.