Women and children are disproportionately affected by natural disaster and war - pregnant women face dangerous deliveries and, in unprotected refugee settlements, rape, trafficking and gender-based violence increase. IPPF delivers essential lifesaving services for women, men and children in times of crisis.

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In September 2017, Mexico suffered from a devastating magnitude 7.1 earthquake that left many dead and injured, crushing buildings and destroying infrastructure. We immediately activated our humanitarian response network. Mexfam, IPPF member association in Mexico, continued to provide free healthcare, despite many members of staff losing their homes and even family members.