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Photo essay: Climate change is a women’s issue

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Climate change affects everyone, but it’s the world’s most vulnerable who bear the brunt of environmental, economic and social shocks.

Photo essay: In Vanuatu, women tackle drought to restore livelihoods after Cyclone Pam

Monday, May 16, 2016

On 13 March, 2015 Vanuatu was hit by Category Five Cyclone Pam, the worst disaster in the island nation’s recent history. More than half the population (of more than 860,000) was affected and around 96 per cent of crops were destroyed, leaving many women without food or produce to sell, which was their only source of income. In the months following the cyclone, a prolonged El Niño-fueled drought prevented replanting, causing months of crop failure, food insecurity and the decimation of the livelihoods of market vendors, majority women.

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