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Principles and Uses of Demography in Emergency Assessment

Citation

Robinson, Courtland; Hill, Kenneth; & Singh, Kavita (2003). Principles and Uses of Demography in Emergency Assessment.. Robinson, Courtland & Hill, Kenneth (Eds.) (pp. 17-47). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Abstract

When disaster strikes and there are indications that an emergency may be unfolding, effective humanitarian action must be based on a sound understanding of the situation. Building this information base in a prompt and incisive manner is the work of assessment. In designing an initial assessment, a humanitarian actor typically will ask three basic questions:
1. What decisions need to be made?
2. What information is needed to make these decisions?
3. What methods are most suitable to obtain this information?

Reference Type

Book Section

Year Published

2003

Author(s)

Robinson, Courtland
Hill, Kenneth
Singh, Kavita