When crises strike, local communities are the first to respond. For more than a decade, the Women’s Refugee Commission has focused on facilitating preparedness for crisis-prone communities. Inclusive community preparedness can help ensure that lifesaving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and supplies are available from the onset of an emergency, and mitigate the devastating consequences of crises, including increased risk of maternal and newborn deaths, sexual and gender-based violence, unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortions, and sexually transmitted infections. This synopsis describes our findings and recommendations on inclusive community preparedness.
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