COVID-19 and Natural Hazards

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During the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, natural hazards increased disaster risk in countries already managing the outbreak. These resources explore the interlinkages between these hazards and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2022
The experiences of incarcerated people in Texas prisons, vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, illuminate systemic issues and patterns across units and expand the understanding of heat-related illness and death as an ongoing but preventable disaster.
Texas A&M University Press
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2022
This study explored the response and strategy employed by Muhammadiyah, one of Indonesia’s moderate Islamic organisations, in dealing with natural hazards during this pandemic.
Jàmbá Journal of Disaster Risk Studies
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2022
This study explores the potential impacts of compounding risk between natural hazards and infectious disease outbreaks such as the recent COVID-19 pandemic in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) region.
Asian Development Bank
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2021
For this report the World Bank made an assessment of 10,000 formal firms in Albania, using the country’s disaster risk profile and the COVID-19 shock as assumptions for potential future shocks.
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MSMEs play an important role in the Albanian economy. They constitute more than 99 percent of firms and generate more than 85 percent of formal employment in the private sector.
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2022
In 2020, CWS Japan, in partnership with Community World Service Asia (CWSA) and with support from Japan Platform, responded to this compound disaster in the Sindh province of Pakistan in two phases.
Church World Service Japan
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2022
The purpose of this article is to describe the chronology, responses to, and impacts of the recent desert locust episode in Pakistan, including risks to food security and possible approaches for preventing future desert locust incursions.
Journal of Integrated Pest Management
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2022
This study investigated the impact of COVID-19 on disaster recovery from various types of hazards, with regard to preparedness, evacuation, early recovery, awareness and knowledge of different types of hazards.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
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2021
In this letter to the editor, the authors discuss the lessons provided to authories by the compound effect of COVID-19 and flooding in Henan Province, China.
Journal of Flood Risk Management (Wiley)
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2021
This study draws lessons on how individual hurricane preparedness is influenced by the additional risk from a pandemic, which turns out as a combination of perceptions of flood and pandemic risks that have opposite effects on preparedness behavior.
Natural Hazards (Springer)