It’s a question included in the 10 principles guiding multipurpose cash-based assistance outlined by the European Commission’s humanitarian aid and civil protection department earlier this year. But it’s also a question that humanitarians themselves should ask when planning the best way to deliver aid during crises and disasters.
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Anna Patricia Valerio is a Manila-based development analyst focusing on writing innovative, in-the-know content for senior executives in the international development community. Before joining Devex, Patricia wrote and edited business, technology and health stories for BusinessWorld, a Manila-based business newspaper.