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Out in the Cold: Winter-related challenges for displaced female-headed households from or within Ukraine, Syria and Afghanistan

Author

J. Breidy, C. Lawley

Mental Health of Women Forced to Flee Ukraine, Syria and Afghanistan suffers as they struggle to survive

World Vision’s new report, Out in the Cold, examines how displaced female-headed households from or within Ukraine, Syria and Afghanistan will cope with the harsh climate conditions of winter and how a household head’s gender can significantly exacerbate the vulnerability of the household during winter. The study is a comparative analysis of three large displacement crises, and finds the rising costs of commodities and winter essentials puts displaced female-headed households at greater risk than other vulnerable groups because of the social stigma they face, and because help is often out of reach.

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