Women form the backbone of families and communities. When emergencies strike, their contributions become even more vital. But in times of crisis, the particular strengths and vulnerabilities of women are often overlooked in the rush to provide humanitarian assistance. This booklet describes the ways in which UNFPA works with partners to ensure that the specific needs of women are factored into the planning of all humanitarian assistance and addresses urgent reproductive health needs that are sometimes forgotten.
This shortened version of the original publication includes several stories from the field.