The aim of the CVCA is to help emergency managers and municipal planners to better understand and be able to meet the needs of their vulnerable populations, especially in emergency situations. The model is meant to be part of a larger analysis, and not as a complete process. The document also aims to enhance existing hazard or risk analysis approaches by providing the context and tools for incorporating a perspective of vulnerability and capacity.
The CVCA document is a comprehensive manual focusing on three questions: Who are the ‘most vulnerable’; where do they generally reside; and what is their capacity to respond or recover?
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