Typhoon Haiyan: Women and Natural Disasters

On November 8, 2013, one of the strongest storms ever recorded at landfall struck the Philippines, killing thousands of people and displacing millions. Just five days after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the central Philippines, accounts of rape began to surface. Violeta Duzar, a survivor from Tacloban City, reported, “It’s the criminals who escaped from prison. They’re raping the women. Tacloban is a dead city.”[1]Her testimony is an example of a tragedy surrounding natural disasters that isn’t wi...
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