Keyword: Livelihoods


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Livelihoods in emergencies

In a disaster, the entire population may have been exposed to the same shock, but the impact it has on people’s lives and livelihoods will vary depending on the social, geographic, economic and political processes influencing and interfacing with the particular event. Key variables explaining differences in impact include people’s class, occupation, caste, ethnicity, gender, health status, age, the nature and extent of their social networks, their asset base prior to the hazard or their power relative to other groups. All people living in poverty and exclusion are vulnerable. Any disaster disproportionately affects those affected by poverty, impacting their lives and livelihoods.

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