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.

Residential overcrowding, low educational attainment and low income had a crucial impact on how hard the pandemic hit various groups in the community, a study from the University of Gothenburg shows.
University of Gothenburg
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2022
The goal of this case series was to report on the mental health needs of passengers and crews aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
We’ve known for some time now that the physical effects of the pandemic have not been distributed evenly across society.
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Man upset headache depressed from family cost got higher doing accounting holding receipts from supermarket with calculator by rising grocery prices and surging cost as an inflation financial crisis.
The cost of living crisis is affecting people around the world. Although it’s been building for some time, the fact that this crisis comes hot on the heels of an ongoing pandemic only makes matters worse.
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Two African Women Weeding A Salad Plantation In a West African Farming Village
Since its emergence more than two years ago, COVID-19 has reached nearly every corner of the globe. It has infected hundreds of millions of people, and overwhelmed health systems worldwide. But its impact goes beyond its direct health consequences.
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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.
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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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