Israel formally opens Humanitarian Affairs Coordination Centre


The IDF’s taken over running the situation room, which makes sense since Tzipi Livni’s busy with lots of things.

Here’s what they have to say on who they’re coordinating with and what the point is:

Today, the IDF opened a Humanitarian Affairs Coordination Center (HACC) today, in Tel-Aviv. 

The center's aim is to coordinate between the different organizations operating in the field and those of the IDF and will not replace existing structures. The center will place highest priority to the evacuation of foreign nationals and to coordinating the flow of food, fuel and supplies of goods to the humanitarian organizations.

Organizations represented include the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), USAID, World Food Program, the European Commission, the United Nations Special Coordintor for the Middle East (UNSCO), UNRWA, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, as well as Israeli governmental agencies and IDF departments.