Compounding Impacts of Hazards & COVID-19

This technical guidance highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic may undermine the resilience of communities and individuals affected by the primary and secondary effects of a hazard, as well as how a particular hazard may seriously worsen the conditions of people affected by COVID-19. It, therefore, calls for a fully integrated approach whereby these ‘compounding effects’ are being addressed.

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