Humanitarian crises impact women, girls, and marginalized groups differently — they face higher risks of sexual and gender-based violence, lack of access to lifesaving health services, greater food and resource insecurity, and exclusion from decision-making in humanitarian action. Crisis response requires addressing the unique risks these groups face and gaps in services and protection from the earliest stages of an emergency. As people disproportionately affected by crisis and as frontline responders meeting community needs in emergencies, women and girls must also be active partners in humanitarian response activities. The Women's Refugee Commission is responding to ongoing crises and advocating for the rights of women, children, and other marginalized populations.

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