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Diana Paul, 32, standing in front a temporary shelter for people who's homes have been destroyed by Cyclone Pam

Cyclone Pam has caused mass devastation of the tiny island nation of Vanuatu. Diana Paul, 32, was evacuated from her home on Friday 20th March, the morning before the cyclone. When she and her husband returned the next day, their house was no longer there. You'd think the worst would be over, but violent attacks on women in the shelters mean that she is still fearing for her safety. Diana shares her story.​

The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, in the City of Tacloban in 2013

Tens of thousands of people have evacuated their homes as Typhoon Hagupit, locally know as Typhoon Ruby, approaches the Philippines.

Sushama is a member of her village's emergency response committee in India

Cyclone Phailin devastated the Odisha coast in October 2013. ActionAid India Area Manager Debabrat Patra reports on how local fishing communities have started to rebuild their lives a year on after the tragedy.

Young girl standing in the rubble of her home in Gaza  in August 2014

With the barbaric death of British aid worker David Haynes at the hands of Islamic State and continuing concerns over the fate of volunteer aid convoy driver Alan Henning, the risks run by humanitarian workers in conflict situations have been thrown into sharp relief.