Climate-related extreme weather events and COVID-19
The ongoing COVID-19 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 multilayered nature of these crises and highlighting the compounded vulnerability
faced by communities.
Walton, Dan; van Aalst, Maarten
IFRC and RCCC
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