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In-Focus: COVID-19, Uncertainty, Vulnerability and Recovery in India

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Summary
This paper addresses COVID-19 in India, looking at how the interplay of inequality, vulnerability, and the pandemic has compounded uncertainties for poor and marginalised groups, leading to insecurity, stigma and a severe loss of livelihoods. A strict government lockdown destroyed the incomes of farmers and urban informal workers and triggered an exodus of migrant workers from Indian cities, a mass movement that placed additional pressures on the country’s rural communities.

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Authors: Pickard, J., Srivastava, S., Bhatt, M.R., Mehta, L.
Year of publication: 2020
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Content type:  Briefing
Areas of work: Social science
Region: South Asia

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