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Climate change and women

Women are often hit much harder during disasters

In the cyclone that hit Bangladesh in 1991, the number of women who died was 5 times greater than men. They had not been taught how to swim and received no prior warning.

Women are more severely affected by climate change because of their social roles

83% of low-income, single mothers were displaced in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the deadliest United States hurricane since the 1928.

Women and children's nutritional levels are particularly vulnerable

Pregnant and lactating mothers are among the groups considered most at risk of food insecurity induced by crisis.

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