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Calm Between the Storms: How the Philippines’ Community of Practice on Community Engagement is Preparing for the Next Emergency

Understanding what people need during a crisis is an essential practice for humanitarians. Assessments have been there since the development of professionalized humanitarian response from the floods of Pakistan, to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. In the Philippines, which is no stranger to regular natural calamities, the steady improvement of capturing people’s needs has been well documented.