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20 Aug 2009 description
report Oxfam

With climate change expected to trigger more and more humanitarian disasters, Oxfam Canada salutes the women and men who respond in an emergency

When Hurricane Stan hit Guatemala and El Salvador, women organized emergency evacuations and set up feeding stations. As Hurricane Mitch pummeled Nicaragua and Honduras, triggering flash floods and mudslides, women began counting the missing.

More recently, amid deadly and unpredictable violence in Mogadishu, women are setting up tiny health clinics.