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  1. Humanitarian help

    Neighbors, Not Government, Help Most in a Crisis

    In times of trouble, will you have enough social capital? Recent natural disasters have shown that people get vital help quickest not from government agencies, but from people who live nearby, suggesting that we may need to rethink emergency response policies. In the devastating 2011 Japan tsunami, areas with strong neighbor-oriented initiatives saw almost no loss of life, and now grassroots organizations like 100 Resilient Cities are bolstering community connections, raising living standards and training ordinary people to be heroes — before the levee breaks.

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