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Understanding how crises affect women and men, girls and boys of different ages and disparities is critical to effective humanitarian preparedness and response. Women, girls, boys and men have distinct needs, priorities, responsibilities, limitations and protection needs. They are exposed to differential risks and vulnerabilities but also play unique and important roles in preparedness and in responding to emergencies, conflicts and building peace within their respective communities. Gender equality in humanitarian action is about better targeting and programming and therefore about effectiveness of humanitarian action reaching all segments of the affected population.

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01 Nov 1994 description
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This bibliography surveys research on issues of gender and humanitarian assistance, aiming to give an overview of what has already been discovered about assessing needs and providing assistance to women in disasters and emergencies, and during disaster mitigation and disaster recovery. It includes the following main chapters:

- Disaster / epidemics
- Civil strife and conflict
- Refugees and displaced persons
- Emergency (drought and famine) relief
- Disaster mitigation / disaster contingency planning
- Relief and development