It’s long been clear that uneven federal disaster recovery and relief efforts exacerbate racial and social divides, Axios‘ Ayurella Horn-Muller writes.

The big picture: From tracking disaster impacts on Black communities following a devastating tornado to providing food supplies to Latino farmers amid deadly wildfires, community-based organizations across the country are revising that narrative.

Driving the news: California’s predominately Latino farmworkers are facing loss of homes and livelihoods, following back-to-back bomb cyclones.

Zoom out: At a federal level, the newly formed Black Resilience Network is advocating for more equitable disaster response and recovery.

  • They’re doing that through co-hosting stakeholder’s events with FEMA and DHS, as well as tracking the impacts, response and recovery process for disasters on Black communities — which they’re piloting right now in Mississippi.
  • “It gets back to the idea of … addressing inequities as we improve our climate and disaster resilience,” says founder Atyia Martin.

Threat level: Climate change is producing an uptick in the frequency and intensity of disasters like hurricanes, floods, heatwaves and wildfires.

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