State of World Population 2015

Shelter from the storm: A transformative agenda for women and girls in a crisis-prone world

No. of pages: 140

Publication date: December 2015

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

ISBN: 978-0-89714-987-7

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More than 100 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. An estimated 26 million of them are women and adolescent girls of reproductive age

We live in a world where humanitarian crises exact mounting costs from economies, communities and individuals. Wars and natural disasters make the headlines, at least initially. Less visible but also costly are the crises of fragility, vulnerability and growing inequality, confining millions of people to the most tenuous hopes for peace and development.