When crisis occurs, people’s lives change in an instant.
Death, injury, displacement, and the destruction left behind impacts entire communities. Women and girls are affected differently by
disasters. Disasters often kill more women than men and hit women’s livelihoods hardest.
The needs of women and girls are often overlooked and ignored in the immediate response to conflict and disaster. Simple items such as sanitary napkins, a clean pair of underwear and soap can help restore dignity for women and girls following disaster and conflict.