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The impacts of climate change on homeless populations after the Pandemic

Authors:
Luiz A C Galvão
Mariya Bezgrebelna
Sean Kidd
Nísia Trindade Lima
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Publication Year:
2021
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

The impacts of climate change on homeless populations after the Pandemic Luiz A C Galvão, Mariya Bezgrebelna, Sean Kidd, Nísia Trindade Lima. The notion that health crises unfairly and disproportionately affect vulnerable populations was observed and documented during the greatest health crisis of this century. Furthermore, studies have shown that the distribution of Covid-19 is unequal among different ethnic and socio-economic groups (Horta, 2020 and Wang, 2020). They also highlight the importance of prejudice and systemic racism as elements that, when intertwined with biological characteristics, behaviors, and environmental factors, lead people to a situation of inequitable social vulnerability (Gray, 2020). The recognition of vulnerable populations as a priority during the health crisis gave rise to emergency health and social care initiatives to mitigate the situation. Unfortunately, the homeless populations were among the groups that suffered the most from Covid-19 and will continue to suffer from the new health crises associated with other events such as the climate crisis.

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