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
Related Terms:African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance