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2020, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part C

Informal settlement and COVID-19: Vulnerability the case of district 13th in Kabul, Afghanistan


Author(s): Mohammad Yonus Wafa, Maqsood Rezayee and Sayed Adnan Mosavi

Abstract: The built environment exhibits strong connection to the novel of disease and viruses. Diseases have been hugely influenced in shaping the cities. Nonetheless, now cities are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. However, the impact of COVID-19 has, so far, been geographically and socially diverse, cities with a high concentration of urban poor and deep inequalities are potentially more vulnerable than those that are better resourced, less crowded, and more inclusive. Hence, Afghanistan where cities have been recognized with high concentration of urban poor and inequalities is not exempt. Kabul, which is the capital of Afghanistan, is affected more than other cities where people suffer lack of adequate infrastructure, drainage systems, and solid waste management. However, the household with proper basic hygiene facilities is figured as place of protection during the quarantine. Then, for residents of Kabul, those who live in a crowded and informal settlement and lack the proper shelter and housing, such quarantines, staying indoors, and self-isolating are very high challenges. Therefore, aims to evaluate the informal settlement’s vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine in District 13 of Kabul. To reach the aim of this research survey questionnaires have been used as an instrument for data collection to have deep understanding on level of access to basic services and facilities during quarantine. As well as, to know whether absence of those basic services leads to which challenges during home staying. However, the finding of this research indicates that staying home is a challenge for the majority of the residents. Besides, this home staying posed another problem for residents of District 13 which income is losing. On the other hand, almost half of the residents rent houses and shelters. Then, they forced to leave their homes due to their inability to pay the rent.

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Mohammad Yonus Wafa, Maqsood Rezayee, Sayed Adnan Mosavi. Informal settlement and COVID-19: Vulnerability the case of district 13th in Kabul, Afghanistan. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2020;2(4):150-156.
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