Making sure women and girls are included in Haiti hurricane response

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The World Food Programme (WFP) and their local partner Fondation pour le Développement et L'encadrement de la Famille Haïtienne (Fondefh), distribute food to residents of Torbek, a commune on the outskirts of Les Cayes that was heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew. UN Photo/ Logan Abassi

Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, some girls living in displacement camps resorted to trading sex in order to meet their basic needs.

This is one example of how natural disasters have a disproportionate effect on women, according to the UN's gender entity, UN Women.

As Haiti emerges from the wreckage of Hurricane Matthew, which hit two weeks ago, the agency is working to make sure women's voices are included in the response.

Dianne Penn asked UN Women representative in Haiti Anthony Ngororano why he says natural disasters and other crises are not "gender neutral."

Duration: 4'49"

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