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Why women are more at risk than men in earthquake-ravaged Nepal

The cruelest gender gap.(Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay)

The cruelest gender gap.(Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay)

Natural disasters are thought to be indiscriminate killers—but is that strictly true? It turns out disasters affect women much more than men. A 2007 study by researchers at the London School of Economics and the University of Essex found that between 1981 and 2002, natural disasters in 141 countries killed significantly more women than men, and that the worse the disaster, the bigger the gender disparity…

 

India emerges as a leading nation in disaster response

The government today said that India has emerged as a leading nation in disaster response, after having very swiftly directed its rescue and relief efforts in quake-struck Nepal. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that Indian planes were already on their way to Nepal in less than an hour after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high level meeting last Saturday to assess the situation…

 

The Catastrophe We All Saw Coming

Nepalis have long waited anxiously for an earthquake known as The Big One. So why didn’t more of us prepare…

 

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