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Humanitarian Needs Assessment

Humanitarian Needs Assessment

A detailed needs assessment should be carried out within one month of a disaster. It provides the information needed to design an effective emergency response and to inform longer term recovery and rehabilitation.

The detailed needs assessment should be part of a broader process of empowering local women to take leadership in the humanitarian response process and of ensuring that the voices of the most excluded are heard. Whereas in the rapid assessment the emphasis is on providing just enough information to inform the immediate response, the needs assessment collects more detailed information on the disaster and the needs of the affected communities.

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HNA - ActionAid’s HRBA and needs assessment

ActionAid has a distinctive human rights-based approach (HRBA) that centres on active agency: supporting people living in pover...

HNA - Industry Standards and Guidelines

A range of international principles and standards define quality in humanitarian response. These include the Humanitarian Princ...

HNA Step 1: Preparing for a needs assessment

There’s a lot that you can do to prepare for a needs assessment before a disaster has happened.Develop a preparedness planAll A...

HNA Step 2: Designing the needs assessment

As soon as possible after a disaster happens you should start detailed planning of your needs assessment process. The needs ass...

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