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EMMA on CGI Sheets in Eastern Samar, Philippines

2016 — By Nupur Kukrety

Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) made landfall on the 8th of Nov’13 and left a trail of destruction along its path. It is estimated that 14 million people were affected and 4.1 million were displaced in the Philippines as a result of this super typhoon.Eastern Samar province of the Visayas was one of the badly affected provinces with an estimated 61741 houses fully or partially damaged .

To understand the needs in the shelter market and to build local capacity in emergency market analysis, an Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis (EMMA) training cum rapid assessment was conducted in Eastern Samar region of the Philippines from 24th – 28th January 2014. This training comprised classroom sessions, field data collection3 and its analysis with the purpose of generating useful information for the Shelter Cluster in Eastern Samar and inform intervention planning