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Enhancing the Evidence Base for Vulnerability and Risk Assessment in Badin, Pakistan

Enhancing the Evidence Base for Vulnerability and Risk Assessment in Badin, Pakistan
6 pages

Authors
Saqlain, Asim
Fullwood-Thomas, Jessica

Publication date
23 May 2017

DOI
10.21201/2017.9743

ISBN
978-0-85598-974-3

Publisher
Oxfam

Type
Case study

In Pakistan, thousands of people are affected by the impacts of climate change. District Badin (Sindh) is one of the most vulnerable areas, where coastal communities are affected by sea intrusion which has damaged natural resources and productive assets, such as water resources, cultivable land and associated livelihood opportunities.

Insufficient investment in district annual development plans, alongside a lack of information, services and knowledge of adaptation at community level have all contributed to heightening vulnerabilities and exacerbating existing poverty patterns. The natural and human-made hazards and the subsequent risks have made it much harder for the coastal communities of Badin district, especially women, to withstand the impacts of disasters and external shocks.

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