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CMCoord is a framework that enhances a broad understanding of humanitarian action and guides political and military actors on how best to support that action. It assists in developing context-specific guidance based on internationally agreed guidelines, it establishes humanitarian civil-military coordination structures, and ensures that ensures that CMCoord Officers and Focal Points focal points are trained to make that coordination work.   The CMCoord Officer can also function as an auxiliary to humanitarian access, protection and security, and facilitate these workstreams as needed. This applies to complex emergencies and natural disasters.

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References

United Nations DMTP (1997) Disaster Management Ethics

ICRC (2004) What is humanitarian law?

United Nations Integrated Mission Planning Process (IMPP) guidelines

UN Development Group

NGO Branch - UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs