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Women, the elderly, adolescents, youth, and children, persons with disabilities, indigenous populations, refugees, migrants, and minorities experience the highest degree of socio-economic marginalization. Marginalized people become even more vulnerable in emergencies. This is due to factors such as their lack of access to effective surveillance and early-warning systems, and health services. The COVID-19 outbreak is predicted to have significant impacts on various sectors.
Presentation to introduce the significance and initial success of the UN Women’s project “Enhancing the capacity of women to cope with climate change: Empowering Grassroots women to cope with natural disasters”.