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The Flood Crisis in Pakistan and the Need for Protection of Young Girls Against Gender-Based Violence

Published:October 11, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpag.2022.10.005
      Flooding is the most common natural disaster globally, with slightly less than 45% of disasters worldwide associated with it

      World Meteorological Organization: Weather-related disasters increase over past 50 years, causing more damage but fewer deaths. 2021. Available: https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/weather-related-disasters-increase-over-past-50-years-causing-more-damage-fewer.

      and affecting more than 2 billion people globally during the 1998-2017 period.

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