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Faster, clearer data on disasters might help shield women and children

22 Jun 2017, RISJ

Women and children can be disproportionately affected by disasters, but taking a closer look at disaster data could help reduce their vulnerabilities. Social media and smartphone apps can be used to disseminate warnings and weather alerts to decrease vulnerability.



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