humanitarian assistance coordination center


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humanitarian assistance coordination center

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. Also called HACC. See also foreign humanitarian assistance; interagency coordination.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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