Hurricane Katrina Left Survivors Vulnerable to Sexual Assault. Here’s How to Protect Harvey Evacuees.
August 30, 2017
(Vox) – The chaos during and after Hurricane Katrina left many people vulnerable to sexual assault, as William E. Thornton and Lydia Voigt note in a 2007 paper in which Neville’s story appears. As Hurricane Harvey continues to cause flooding along the Texas and Louisiana coast, some of the same risks apply as people are forced from their homes into shelters or into other temporary living arrangements that may not be safe. The good news: Aid workers have the lessons of Katrina to fall back on as they try to help the thousands of people displaced by this storm.