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On Mother’s Day, Protect Women’s Rights in Disaster Zones

Expand A pregnant woman carries empty plastic bottles to collect water a day after the impact of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Thursday, September 21, 2017. © 2019 AP Photo/Carlos Giusti Today is my first Mother’s Day as a new mum in the United States. Today I am also flying to Puerto Rico, to better understand how Hurricane Maria impacted pregnant women and women with newborns when the massive storm hit in September 2017. My 9-month-old daughter, Eve, is coming with me to the Caribbean island. The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. Scientists found that a storm of Maria’s…

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