Concepts alphabetical list

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ConceptAssociated concepts
acceptanceaccess
accessacceptance
humanitarian space
accountabilitycomplaint mechanism
compliance
accountability initative
adaptationflexibility
advocacycampaign/ campaigning
lobby
influence
affected populationbeneficiary
affected people/ person
affected community
aidassistance
helping
solidarity
aid dependencedependency dynamics
armed actorschild soldier
illegal armed actors
armed non state actors
parties to conflict
fighters
military
militia
Rebel
authoritieshost government
local government
self-government
national government
Self-proclaimed authorities
capacity-buildingcapacity development
capacity strengthening
carecompassion
caregivers
carer
care support
cashcash aid
cash assistance
cash distribution
cash for work
cash transfer
cash based initiative
voucher
childnon accompanied child
child abuse
child-friendly
child protection
childhood
children with special needs
childsafeguarding
child soldier
youth
household
education
Maternity
civiliancivilian population
civilians in conflict
civilian protection
climate changeclimate change adaptation
 climate financing
Environment
global warning
communicationmedia
communitylocal community
community leader
community workers
marginalized communities
vulnerable communities
host community
community recovery
community based approachcommunity-based intervention
community empowerment
community-based protection
community-based organisation
community engagement
community participation
community engagementcommunity-based intervention
community empowerment
community-based protection
community-based organisation
community engagement
community participation
competition 
conflictdeconfliction
conflict-management
conflict sensitivity
armed conflict
civilians in conflict
internal armed conflict
war
civil war
parties to a conflict
contextfragile states
detention
hostile environment
high risk environment
unfavourable environment
volatile environment
contingency planning 
coordinationcollaboration
cooperation
information-sharing
inter-agency
Inter-department
clusters
network
civil-military coordination
corruption 
crimesexploitation
violation
abuse
crisisprotracted crisis
crisis management
post-crisis
chronic crisis
health crisis
crisis criteria
crisis phase and scale
disaster
hazard
emergency
culturetraditions
indigeneous
datadatabase
dataset
data management
big data
primary data
developmenthumanitarian-development nexus
dignityhope
diplomacyhumanitarian diplomacy
 disaster diplomacy
Access
disaster risk reductionflood
Earthquake
Disaster management
do no harm 
ConceptAssociated concepts
early warningvigilance
Alert
educationlearning
training
effectiveness 
efficiency 
emergencyhumanitarian emergency
flood
famine
disaster
crisis
hazard
L3 emergencies
empathycompassion
empowermentcommunity empowerment
epidemic 
equityequality
Justice
ethicsintegrity
code of conduct
ethnicityethnic division
ethnic group
ethnic minority
evacuation 
evidence 
faithreligious authorities
religious organizaton
faith-based organization
religious circles
church
famine 
food security 
forced displacementasylum-seekers
returnees
migrants
statelessness
(internally) displaced persons
refugees
fundingfundraising
earmarked funds
crowdfunding
financing
remittances
donation
restricted donation
donorship
gender based violenceforced marriage
perpetrator
sexual abuse
sexual exploitation
intimate partner violence
(humanitarian)governance 
Grand bargainfunding
healthphysical health
health education
mental health
sexual and reproductive health
primary healthcare
health facilities
health hazards
health crisis
one health
mortality
humanitarian actionhumanitarianism
humanitarian assistance
humanitarian aid
humanitarian actordiaspora
Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
humanitarian (eco)system
humanitarian community
humanitarian organization
humanitarian agency
Dunantist
humanitarian imperative 
humanitarianism 
humanitarian reformsector
cluster
humanitarian spaceaccess
humanitarian workervolunteer
professional
practitioner
Training
humanitarian-development nexusLRRD
humanity 
ConceptAssociated concepts
impactoutcome
output
alleviating suffering
quick impact projects 
impartialitynon-discrimination
implementation 
inclusionnon discrimination
Disability
Equity
accessibility
mainstreaming
independence 
innovation 
integrated approachcomprehensive approach
civil-military coordination
inter-governmental organizationUN agencies
international community
intervention 
justice 
knowledgeknowledge
local knowledge
knowledge base
knowledge management
information management
lawlegislation
civil law
international law
international humanitarian law 
leadershipcommunity leader
traditional leaders
leave no one behind 
livelihoodrevenue
employment
sustainable livelihood
local organizationgrassroot organization
indigeneous organization
localisationlocal organization
local capacity
local government
Country ownership
logistics 
ConceptAssociated concepts
management 
mandatemission
mitigation 
monitoringevaluation
needneeds assessment
needs-based approach
participatory needs assessment
persons with specific needs
needs assessmentneeds assessment
participatory needs assessment
negotiationaccess
neutrality 
non-governmental organizationCBO
national NGO
local NGO
local branch of international NGO
non state actors
non political
charity
nutrition 
participationparticipatory needs assessment
participation and communication with communities
partnershippartner
strategic partnerships
private-NGO partnership
peacepeace
peace and reconciliation
peaceful coexistence
peacekeeping
peace building
policyhumanitarian policy
policy-making
policy-makers
politicspolitical sphere
apolitcal
politicians
political parties
politicization
povertypoor
poverty
poverty squares
underlying poverty
poverty-stricken
powerauthority
prevention 
private sector 
programprogram design
program cycle
project
protectionprotection principles
protection of humanitarian actors
legal protection
community-based protection
child protection system
protected areas
Responsibility to protect
psychosocial support 

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ConceptAssociated concepts
qualitystandards
Good practices
recoveryearly-recovery
reconstruction
rehabilitationreintegration
remote-sensingremote-management
resiliencecoping capacities/strategies
responserelief
emergency response
responsiveness
responsibility-to-protect 
rights-based approachhuman rights
riskrisk assessment
risk management
risk-based management
risk reduction
risk transfer
risk education
risk level
risk informed
most-at-risk person (MARP)
sanitationhygiene
securitysafety
safe areas
safe access
safe space
protected areas
security incident
economic security
food security
safety
securitization
servicesadvisory service
service providers
basic services
settlementcamp
resettlement
informal settlement
refugee settlement
settlement planning
shelter 
solidarity 
sovereigntyresponsibility to protect
border
sustainabilitysustainability
sustainable
sustainable humanitarian financing
sustainable development
sustainable funding
technology 
terrorismextremism
testimonytémoignage
transitiontransitional intervention
transitional justice
ConceptAssociated concepts
urbanizationurban development
urban planning
urban setting
vulnerabilityvulnerable groups
underpriviledged
persons of concerns
people at risk
marginalised community
persons with specific needs
target group