Nepal Earthquake Left Tens Of Thousands Of Pregnant Women Without Care. Here’s Who’s Helping

May 3, 2015

Women and girls will be disproportionately affected by natural disasters, such as the recent Earthquake in Nepal, with a rising death toll.

‘In times of upheaval or natural disasters, pregnancy-related deaths and gender-based violence soar,” Priya Marwah, a UNFPA humanitarian response coordinator, said in a statement. “Many women lose access to essential reproductive health services and give birth in appalling conditions without access to safe delivery services and lifesaving care.’

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