Women and young people in humanitarian crises

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Since the 2000 UN Millennium Summit, conflict has erupted in 40 countries. In 2004, a single natural disaster—the tsunami in East Asia— killed more than 280,000 people and displaced more than one million. In the wake of war or disaster, educational and health systems collapse, gender-based violence increases, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections spread, and infant and maternal mortality rates often skyrocket.

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