On the news, round the clock, we see the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines. Yes, there were Early Warnings. But, who gets hurt the most in natural disasters - the extremely poor of whom women are the majority, with easily destroyed housing and possessions, and fewer quick evacuation options. There are intersectionalities that enhance the vulnerability of women as searching for children, old age, disabilities, pregnancy, illness. It is the women who try to save family, loved ones, vs. possessions. It is the women who try to keep hope and calm amidst enormous natural destruction. Long after the news has moved on, it is the women who try to find ways for the family to survive, to recover as much as possible, to try to find resilience.
The Philippines - Powerful Typhoon - Women Victims - Painful Losses - Shattered Homes, Lives, Dreams