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Humanitarian-Military Operations Coordination Centre (HuMOCC)

The Humanitarian-Military Operations Coordination Centre (HuMOCC) is established as part of the Nepal Earthquake response operation. Meetings will take place on Wednesdays at the Multinational Military Coordination Center (MNMCC) at 8.30am.

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The HuMOCC objective is to provide a predictable humanitarian-military coordination platform. Complementary to the OSOCC, the HuMOCC aims to provide the physical space dedicated to facilitating the interface between humanitarian and military actors present in country. This is the “space” where humanitarian capacity gaps during the critical period emanating from the OSOCC, Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) or clusters could be temporarily filled-up by available military capacity. 

The HuMOCC will also serve as a one-stop shop for information-sharing and update, task sharing and division, and shared/joint planning on humanitarian needs and gaps (actual, anticipated or projected) and available military capacity on the ground. The HuMOCC services are geared towards optimising the use of available military assets to support humanitarian priorities in critically affected locations.  The HuMOCC will deliver the following services in support of the Government of Nepal to proactively address anticipated humanitarian-military operational coordination needs:

  1. Facilitate access to rapid and comprehensive assessment information that identify priorities, needs, and requirements that are made the basis of operational planning of national and international efforts, including the use of FMA;
  2. Advise, as timely as possible, on the appropriate FMA to be deployed into the affected State and share priority locations for FMA deployment/coverage based on the NEOC’s priorities; 
  3. Contribute to achieving and maintaining common situational awareness that can be shared amongst all actors responding to the disaster in a coherent and systematic manner; 
  4. Raise awareness and understanding among humanitarian organisations and military actors of the humanitarian civil-military coordination (UN-CMCoord) function; 
  5. Facilitate identification of realistic indicators and benchmarks, including evaluation criteria and triggers for transition from military to civilian assets as well as drawdown and redeployment of military forces. 

Procedure for requesting FMA as a means of last resort:
a) Humanitarian partners requesting to move cargo, should approach the Logistics Cluster. Information about the cargo movement process is available at the following website: http://www.logcluster.org/ops/nepal. WFP/Logistics Cluster will then contact the requestor and provide the details of the cargo movement. Should the request exceed the capacity of the Logistics Cluster, the request will be conveyed to the MNMCC for tasking to the national and foreign military forces.

b) Humanitarian partners requesting information, wishing to raise issues or challenges or requesting support in areas such as security, engineering or others can attend the HuMOCC meetings at the MNMCC (Mon, Wed, Fri at 8.30am). In addition, OCHA has created a request for assistance form for engineering assets that can be downloaded from this page. The request can then be sent to the following email address: cmcoordnepal@gmail.com. The request will then be submitted and discussed by OCHA with the MNMCC.

To report access or issues which impede the delivery of humanitarian assistance, or other securiy incidents, please use the dedicated form uploaded on this page and submit it to the following address:  unradioroomkathmandu@undp.org  and nakul.bhattarai@undss.org

To contact OCHA Civil Military Coordiantion you can email:  cmcoordnepal@gmail.com  or call  +977 9801083447