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humanitarian assistance coordination center

Definition/Scope: (JP 1-02) A temporary center established by a geographic combatant commander to assist with interagency coordination and planning. A humanitarian assistance coordination center operates during the early planning and coordination stages of foreign humanitarian assistance operations by providing the link between the geographic combatant commander and other United States Government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and international and regional organizations at the strategic level.



Broader Terms:

Civil support operation
combatant commander
Defensive operation
Department of State
Stability operation

Narrower Terms:

civil-military operations center
humanitarian assistance survey team
Humanitarian Operations Center
Joint Interagency Coordination Group

Related Terms:

Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration
Defense Department
Food and Agriculture Organization
interagency coordination
United Nations
United States Agency for International Development

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