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Where women are economically empowered, there are fewer disaster victims

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Researchers from Lehigh University and Tulane University have found that female economic empowerment is connected to reductions in number of people affected by disasters such as floods, storms and droughts. According to the authors, a focus on female economic empowerment as well as basic preparations such as provisions for hospitals and clean water rather than disaster response, also would make economic sense as one dollar spent on such preparations can prevent seven dollars in disaster aids.

 

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