We live in a world where humanitarian crises extract mounting costs from economies, communities and individuals. Wars and natural disasters make the headlines, at least initially. Less visible but also costly are the crises of fragility, vulnerability and growing inequality, confining millions of people to the most tenuous hopes for peace and development.
More than 100 million people are in the need of humanitarian assistance. An estimated 26 million of them are women and adolescent girls of reproductive age.