COVID-19 and Vulnerability

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COVID-19 does not discriminate, but its impact does. As the pandemic exacerbates existing vulnerabilities, inequalities, poverty and exclusion also impair efforts to contain the outbreak.

Garment workers wearing face masks walking on the street as they go home during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2020)
Emergency guidelines are needed on helping climate migrants in Bangladesh, as well as a budget to create jobs for them.
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The conflict has crippled the Ethiopian economy through its high human and material cost and through the withdrawal of financial support from donor and lending countries. Up to 50% to 60% of Ethiopia’s national budget came from donor countries.
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2021
This report focuses on using insights from communities and CSO data to motivate more inclusive COVID-19 pandemic responses and recoveries. People who have been marginalised have made critical contributions to the COVID-19 pandemic response.
Civil Society Collaborative: Inclusive COVID-19 Data
2021
UNMGCY Young Researchers and Young Fellows for Disaster Risk Reduction conducted policy analysis and participatory action research with children and youth to capture perspectives and experiences of disasters throughout the Asia-Pacific.
United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth, Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group CONVERGE
Research undertaken by The Healing Foundation has revealed that COVID-19 public health restrictions in Australia have had an impact on some Stolen Generations survivors.
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The pandemic exacerbated racial and ethnic disparities in health and financial security.
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