humanitarian and civic assistance


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humanitarian and civic assistance

Assistance to the local populace provided by predominantly US forces in conjunction with military operations and exercises. This assistance is specifically authorized by title 10, United States Code, section 401, and funded under separate authorities. Assistance provided under these provisions is limited to (1) medical, dental, and veterinary care provided in rural areas of a country; (2) construction of rudimentary surface transportation systems; (3) well drilling and construction of basic sanitation facilities; and (4) rudimentary construction and repair of public facilities. Assistance must fulfill unit training requirements that incidentally create humanitarian benefit to the local populace. Also called HCA. See also foreign humanitarian assistance.
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Humanitarian and civic assistance projects in Palawan will include engineering civic action projects, to improve local infrastructure, cooperative health engagements and to share medical best practices to meet the medical needs of Philippine citizens.
10 USC [section] 401, Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Provided in Conjunction with Military Operations, permits DoD to carry out a range of HCA assistance projects.
Pacific Partnership 2009 is delivering Humanitarian and Civic Assistance missions from U.
This disconnect can be addressed by specifying that authorized military operations means "direct, incidental or ancillary operations (including, without limitation, humanitarian and civic assistance projects or other humanitarian projects) conducted by U.
Additionally, Philippine and US forces will conduct a series of humanitarian and civic assistance projects to benefit the civilian communities near areas where the exercises will take place.
Humanitarian and civic assistance programs, as currently conducted, usually take place in the context of training exercises and military operations.
Humanitarian and civic assistance projects in Palawan will include engineering civic action projects to improve local infrastructure and cooperative health engagements to share best medical practices to meet the needs of Filipinos in the community.
The statute stipulates that the Secretary of State "must specifically approve" providing humanitarian and civic assistance.
In 1997 the United States European Command (USEUCOM) consolidated three formerly disjointed Department of Defense (DoD) Humanitarian Assistance programs: Humanitarian and Civic Assistance (HCA), Humanitarian Assistance-Other (HA-O), and the Humanitarian Assistance Program-Excess Property (HAP-EP).
The building of classrooms was under the Balikatan's humanitarian and civic assistance events (HCA).
Functions accomplished by DSCA for the DoD humanitarian assistance (HA) program include management of the Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid appropriation; oversight of the geographical commanders-in-chief's (CINC's) operational demining, humanitarian and civic assistance (HCA) programs, and the DoD humanitarian assistance program (HAP).
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