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How situation analysis helped to contain damage and reduce risks in an unfolding crisis: Kyiv, Ukraine In February 2014, public protests broke out in Kyiv, Ukraine. In downtown Kyiv, protestors and riot police surrounded several cultural heritage institutions and sites. Based on a situation analysis of the unfolding scenes outside, the first floor of the National Art Museum of Ukraine was evacuated, and valuable artefacts were temporarily moved to a safer location before the protests turned into violent riots. In addition to relocating parts of the collection, the museum staff contacted security forces, urging them to prevent vandalism. These timely actions saved the museum collection from extensive damage, while a neighbouring museum had part of its collection stolen during the riots. Source: Ihor Poshyvailo, Director of the National Memorial Complex of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred – Museum of the Revolution of Dignity, Kyiv, Ukraine. Participant in the International Course on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis, 2015. Who should participate in a situation analysis? A situation analysis for implementing first aid for cultural heritage can involve, but may not be limited to: • the teams or institutions implementing first aid; • the owners or institutions in charge of the affected cultural heritage; • representatives from the emergency management institutions who control access to the affected area and are in charge of defining priorities for emergency response; • representatives from local communities; • volunteers and local NGOs.