Cooperation at regional and international levels have been initiated to assess and monitor regional and trans- boundary risks, However, the exchange of information and provide early warnings through appropriate arrangements is to be developed. This would imply, having standard and accessible information and data on regional disaster risks, impacts and losses. Informal settlements are characterized by a dense expansion of small, more or less provisional shelters built from diverse materials. The urgent need for this kind of shelter for the poor gains the upper hand in countries where planning and housing systems - in that respect - are not functioning properly. Most cities in developing countries have only been able to absorb urban growth through the expansion of informal settlements. The vulnerability of housing and local services and the lack of provision of the infrastructure necessary to reduce hazard configure urban disaster risk. Poverty limits the capacity of many households in such cities to gain access to well-sited land and safe housing. However, the translation of poverty into risk is conditioned by the capacity of urban and local governments to plan and regulate urban development, enable access to safe land and provide hazard mitigating infrastructure and protection for poor households In Egypt, ongoing efforts started to build the first comprehensive database on areas at risk (hazards maps). Standardized risk assessment methodologies for some sectors are being adapted and endorsed by the government and applied by local government as an integral part of the development planning process. Egypt’s informal settlements (called ashwaia’t or “random” zones in Arabic) are ubiquitous in both urban and rural areas. They are illegal, or extralegal, in that they breach one or more laws regulating planning, subdivision, construction, registration of property, or preservation of agriculture lands. In Egypt, there is about twenty million people live today in houses that are detrimental to their health and safety. Yet as Egyptian urban centers continue to expand, these problems become daily more urgent. In Egypt housing is essentially an urban problem, one closely linked with development processes, socioeconomic change, and political milieu. Its main features are overcrowding, a shortage of affordable housing for those most in need, the continued emergence of informal housing areas, and a general deterioration of the built environment. Informal housing development is not a new phenomenon in Egypt. In fact, it is as old as modern urbanization and development, which have existed in the country for more than five decades. Indeed, Egyptian cities, particularly Cairo and Alexandria, have played a decisive role in the country’s socioeconomic development. The key to this role has been the complementary development of technology and sprawl growth. In Egypt, the twin phenomena of urbanization and sprawl, formally or informally, have been virtually inseparable, and have directly affected housing delivery systems. Paper objective: This study aims to show the mechanisms behind the complexity of some informal housing in Egyptian cities. The reasons of its growth, its conditions and the dangers caused by its continuous existence. The paper also is showing some governmental and NGO’s efforts in the field of solving the problems of the informal settlements with a trial of proposing some solutions to cope with this problem to help people who live in these settlement to have safer and healthier life.