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Climate-Related Extreme Weather Events and COVID-19: A First Look at the Number of People Affected by Intersecting Disasters   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Summary: "The ongoing COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic is an unprecedented humanitarian crisis which intersects with the global climate emergency. Climate change has not stopped in the midst of the pandemic's global spread. In fact, COVID-19 is directly affecting and increasing the needs of persons affected by climate-related disasters. People in the path of extreme weather events are currently faced with overlapping disasters with compounding effects. [...] This paper aims to provide a preliminary analysis of the number of people jointly affected by COVID-19 and climate-related disasters - demonstrating the multi-layered nature of these crises and highlighting the compounded vulnerability faced by communities."

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2020-09
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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: https://media.ifrc.org/
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