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This briefing presents research undertaken in the midst of a critical food insecurity crisis in Pibor and Akobo counties in order to understand its impact on the lives of women and girls. The research found that women and girls’ household chores, their livelihood opportunities and their access to education have all been impacted. It also found serious risks to their safety and health, and that they have limited coping mechanisms to deal with the crisis. The report highlights what the humanitarian community should do to ensure a gender-sensitive response to these pressing needs.

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