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Women play a key role in rescue, reconstruction and resilience after volcanic eruption in Guatemala

Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results delivers report

Following the release of the report Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, issued the following statement:

“Taking action to help Canadians adapt to climate change is a priority for the Government of Canada. The ability to adapt, prepare, and be resilient in the face of a changing climate helps protect the health, well-being, and prosperity of Canadians…

 

Women play a key role in rescue, reconstruction and resilience after volcanic eruption in Guatemala

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Thousands of Guatemalans recently lost their homes in the eruption of Volcán de Fuego, and many victims have sought refuge at temporary shelters. María Ohong, resident of El Porvenir, and a victim of the disaster herself, is working to help others who have lost their loved ones, homes and livelihoods. UN Women has supported a government-run shelter at the Escuela Mendez Montenegro in Alotenango, where women like Ohong have organized themselves to ensure equitable distribution of relief items and protection for women and girls…

 

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