Joint Publication (JP) 3-29, Foreign Humanitarian Assistance.
Joint Publication (JP) 3-29, Foreign Humanitarian Assistance, has received some major changes in its newest edition and recognizes the roles played by interagency and multinational partners in planning, executing, and assessing foreign humanitarian assistance (FHA) operations. The document identifies the U.S. Agency for International Development as the principal agency for U.S. bilateral development and humanitarian assistance.
The publication also--
* Defines and explains use of the terms "developmental assistance" and "security assistance."
* Provides figures and tables for the overarching relief process, interagency coordination flow, the composition and functions of a civil-military operations center, and FHA operations and environments (permissive, uncertain, and hostile).
* Offers newly revised sections on organization and interagency coordination, humanitarian principles in the law of war, and Pacific Disaster Center tasking, functions, and programs.
The JP's sections on the International Committee of the Red Cross and U.S. Navy health service support for FHA are also revised.