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humanitarian aid

Definition/Scope: (AAP-6) The resources needed to directly alleviate human suffering. The primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity. It may therefore be distinguished from development aid, which seeks to address the underlying socioeconomic factors which may have led to a crisis or emergency.

Broader Terms:

19th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Narrower Terms:

Air Mobility Command
Internally Displaced Person

Related Terms:

African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance
European Community Humanitarian Office
Humanitarian Assistance
Protocol III (Geneva Conventions)
United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations High Commission for Refugees
US Department of State
World Health Organization

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