Authors: Catherine Grasham, Marina Korzenevica, Katrina Charles
Climate shock-related water insecurity has a significant impact on poverty, and vice versa, with poor people adversely impacted by different hazards. Many studies have focused on rural communities resulting in a lack of evidence on the vulnerability of urban dwellers.
This paper reviews the literature on the vulnerability of the urban poor to floods, droughts, and cholera in Sub-Saharan Africa. It particularly highlight the structural challenges and systemic inequalities that are increasing the vulnerability of the urban poor including the differential experiences of women and children.
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