The terms and definitions in this glossary have been put together based on existing glossaries and other reference material available to the public. The definitions represent common usage and understanding within a humanitarian context, particularly natural disasters and complex emergencies. Some definitions use simpler more direct language than the official version in order to make the glossary easier to use. The terms have been agreed in consultation with NGO and UN colleagues participating in the work of the NGOs and Humanitarian Reform Project, Phase II (NHRP II).
Glossary of the NHRP II