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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
This report describes the current state of affairs for women and adolescent girls. It outlines that when a crisis strikes, women and girls are disproportionately disadvantaged in that they are at a heightened risk of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, unintended, unwanted pregnancy, maternal death and illness, sexual- and gender-based violence. In addition they are less prepared or empowered to survive or recover.
A time of burgeoning crisis has demanded a ballooning humanitarian response. While humanitarian “fires” will always need to be fought, particularly as natural disasters accelerate in a time of climate change, much more could be done to cut root causes of crises and reduce underlying vulnerabilities.
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