ACE Assessment and Classification of Emergencies (OCHA)
AGEE Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies
AIMB Advocacy and Information Management Branch (OCHA)
APIS Advocacy and Public Information Section (OCHA)
AU African Union
BCPR Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (UNDP)
BCRF Budgetary Cash Reserve Fund (OCHA)
CADRI Capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative
CAP Consolidated Appeals Process
CAR Central African Republic
CCHA Consultative Committee for Humanitarian Assistance (Sri Lanka)
CERF Central Emergency Response Fund
CHF Common Humanitarian Fund
CMCS Civil–Military Coordination Section (OCHA)
CPA Comprehensive Peace Agreement (Nepal)
CPN Communist Party of Nepal
CRD Coordination and Response Division (OCHA)
DERS Donor and External Relations Section (OCHA)
DPA Department of Political Affairs (United Nations)
DPKO Department of Peacekeeping Operations (United Nations)
DPSS Displacement and Protection Support Section (OCHA)
DRC Democratic Republic of the Congo
DVPS Disaster and Vulnerability Policy Section (OCHA)
ECHA Executive Committee on Humanitarian Affairs
ECOSOC Economic and Social Council (United Nations)
EES Environmental Emergencies Section (OCHA)
EPR Emergency Preparedness Response
EPS Emergency Preparedness Section (OCHA)
ERF Emergency Response Fund
ERSMB External Relations and Support Mobilization Branch (OCHA)
ESB Emergency Services Branch (OCHA)
ESS Evaluation and Studies Section (OCHA)
ETC Emergency Telecommunications Cluster
EU European Union
EWCPS Early Warning and Contingency Planning Section (OCHA)
FCSS Field Coordination Support Section (OCHA)
FIS Field Information Support (OCHA)
FTS Financial Tracking Service
GAT Gender Advisory Team (OCHA)
GCMS Geographical Coordination and Monitoring Section (OCHA)
GDACS Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
GenCap Gender Standby Capacity
GHP Global Humanitarian Platform
GIS geographic information system
GIST Geographic Information Support Team
GMP Guidance Management Project (OCHA)
HAU Humanitarian Affairs Unit (United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan)
HC Humanitarian Coordinator
HCPT Humanitarian Community Partnership Team
HDPT Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team (Central African Republic)
HFA Hyogo Framework for Action
HIC Humanitarian Information Centre
HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
HRF Humanitarian Response Fund
HRSU Humanitarian Reform Support Unit (OCHA)
IAS Information Analysis Section (OCHA)
IASC Inter-Agency Standing Committee
ICT information and communications technology
IDP internally displaced person
IGSS Intergovernmental Support Section (OCHA)
INSARAG International Search and Rescue Advisory Group
IPC Integrated Food Security and Humanitarian Phase Classification
IRA Initial Rapid Assessment
IRIN Integrated Regional Information Networks
ISDR International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
ITS Information Technology Section (OCHA)
LRA Lord’s Resistance Army (Uganda)
LSU Logistics Support Unit (OCHA)
LTTE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Sri Lanka)
MCDA Military and Civil Defence Assets
MONUC United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
NAF Needs Analysis Framework
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NDRA National Disaster Response Adviser
ODSG OCHA Donor Support Group
OECD Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
OPA Ouagadougou Political Agreement (Côte d’Ivoire)
OSCE Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
PDSB Policy Development and Studies Branch (OCHA)
PFRG Programme Funding Review Group (OCHA)
PIC Pandemic Influenza Contingency (United Nations)
POCS Protection of Civilians Section (OCHA)
PPAS Policy Planning and Analysis Section (OCHA)
ProCap Protection Standby Capacity
PRSP Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
PSNP Productive Safety Net Programme
RC Resident Coordinator
RC/HC Resident Coordinator and/or Humanitarian Coordinator
RDRA Regional Disaster Response Adviser
REDLAC Regional Risk, Emergency and Disaster Task Force
RHPT Regional Humanitarian Partnership Team
ROAP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OCHA)
ROCEA Regional Office for Central and East Africa (OCHA)
ROLAC Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (OCHA)
ROSA Regional Office for Southern Africa (OCHA)
ROWA Regional Office for West Africa (OCHA)
RSS really simple syndication
SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SCS Surge Capacity Section (OCHA)
UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UN-CMCoord United Nations Civil–Military Coordination
UNDAC United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination
UNDAF United Nations Development Assistance Framework
UNDMT United Nations Disaster Management Team
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNETE United Nations Emergency Technical Team
UNGIWG United Nations Geographic Information Working Group
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNHRD United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot
UNJLC United Nations Joint Logistics Centre
UNMIN United Nations Mission in Nepal
UNMIT United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste
VOSOCC Virtual On-Site Operations Coordination Centre
WEF World Economic Forum
WGET Working Group on Emergency Telecommunications
WHO World Health Organization
WMO World Meteorological Organization