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Record damage and effects of the disaster

These vulnerabilities can be identified as described below: a. Use the findings of your situation analysis to understand how and why the heritage was damaged, and how it may be exposed to secondary hazards. For example, a poorlymaintained heritage structure, which has suffered damage in a hurricane could continue to be exposed to secondary hazards, such as fire and rain damage. The lack of heritage maintenance could stem from a number of underlying social or economic causes, such as a lack of resources, or where the heritage belongs to a minority community. b. While recording damage, observe how the nature of the heritage could make it more susceptible to secondary hazards. For example, wet and soiled objects made from organic materials are more prone to mould and pest infestations. c. During on-site assessments, record activities in and around the site, or community, which may create or increase vulnerabilities and risks. For example, sheltering people in an open area adjacent to the heritage site could make it vulnerable to looting or vandalism, or a makeshift kitchen set up near the site, could expose the site to the risk of fire. Conduct interviews with stakeholders and actors at the site to assess their perception of the threats, constraints and needs. Stakeholders and actors may include site managers, custodians, security guards and neighbours. d. For intangible heritage, consider the social processes that affect the transmission, accessibility or practice of intangible heritage. For example, knowledge may not have been affected, but large-scale displacement, or a loss of access to markets may mean that, in the medium- to long-term, younger generations will lose interest, or will not be able to learn or adopt a specific tradition from their community.