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Poverty and climate change

VCOSS response to the Climate Change Adaptation Plan Directions Paper23 September 2016  |  

VCOSS believes the effects of climate change – including extreme weather and natural disasters – are profoundly discriminatory. Climate change can exacerbate the health, mental health, safety, financial and other socioeconomic aspects of people facing disadvantage, particularly those living on low incomes.

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Homelessness and emergency management: Victorian perspectives

10 May 2016  |  

Disasters and emergencies such as bushfires, floods and heatwaves affect all Australians, no matter what their background or status. A new VCOSS report, Easing the crisis: Reducing risks for people experiencing homelessness in disasters and emergency events, states that people who are homeless – some of our most disadvantaged and marginalised community members – are at significantly greater risk from disasters and emergencies.

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Reducing risks for people experiencing homelessness in disasters and emergency events

VCOSS Report9 May 2016  |  

This report identifies and describes how emergencies have an adverse effects on people who experience, or are at risk of, homelessness. It draws on consultations with housing and homelessness organisations and peak bodies to determine emergencies’ immediate effects and their longer term challenges.

Published by under Community sector, Emergency management, Homelessness, Housing