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
Narrower Terms:civil-military operations center
Related Terms:Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration