Phillippa Ross, a gender and protection adviser with UN Women in Fiji, writes about the sobering statistics regarding gender and natural disaster. For example, after the massive devastation caused by the 2014 Tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Oxfam released a study revealing that for every man that had perished in the storm, four women died. The study also shows that women are at higher risks for gender-based and sexual violence, in addition to physical displacement as they primarily carry the burden of caring for the children. The humanitarian studies in the region did prove effective in coordinating more effective responses to aid needed, and hopefully will assist in curbing the effects of natural disaster for women in the future. Photo credit: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters