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humanitarian assistance and disaster relief

Definition/Scope: (Naval Operations Concept) Usually performed in support of U.S. government partners, HA/DR activities include, but are not limited to, defense support to civil authorities, humanitarian and civic assistance, foreign humanitarian assistance, foreign disaster relief, foreign assistance, humanitarian evacuation, development assistance, maritime environmental response operations, and selected aspects of security assistance, in accordance with their doctrinal definitions.



Broader Terms:

international relations
military operations other than war

Related Terms:

consequence management (foreign)
international health disaster response

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