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When COVID-19 and Natural Hazards Collide: Building Resilient Infrastructure in South Asia

Countries in South Asia, before COVID-19, were already battling critical socioeconomic vulnerabilities and a deluge of extreme weather events brought about by a changing climate. The pandemic has demonstrated how disasters can cascade and converge to threaten lives, livelihoods, and economic and social systems. Yet, governments in the region have been slow to incorporate a multi-hazard, multi-sectoral perspective into their preparedness management and infrastructure systems. This brief describes these complex challenges and outlines key priorities for governments to rebuild better from the current crisis.
Author: Sarkar-Swaisgood, Madhurima; Srivastava, Sanjay
Language: English
Pubished By: Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
Pubished date: October 2020

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