Abortion: Interruption of pregnancy, either spontaneous or induced, that concludes with the expulsion of the fetus through the vaginal canal. WHO

Abuse of power: An offense committed by an authority or official misuses the powers that have been conferred on it. UNTERM

Access to drinking water: Standard of the right to water by guaranteeing that the source of water is less than 1-kilometer away from the place of use, and at least 20 liters per day can be reliably obtained for each member of the family. WHO

Access to food: Guaranteed right to food standard when households can purchase adequate amounts of food, depending on food production, distribution and prices, and household income. WFP

Accountability: Obligation to proceed according to agreed rules, to be accountable for the decisions taken, and to take responsibility for the commitments. It involves demonstrating that mandates have been met and providing fair and accurate management reports. SPHERE

Acute food insecurity: Serious food insecurity that threatens people's lives and/or livelihoods. International agencies use the Integrated Phase Food Security Classification (IPC) to measure acute food insecurity in five phases: (1) Minimal / None, (2) Stressed, (3) Crisis, (4) Emergency, (5) Disaster /Famine. IPC

Acute food insecurity crisis: Phase 3 of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC AFI). Affected households have significant food consumption gaps with high acute malnutrition or are barely able to meet minimum food needs and only with accelerated livelihood depletion. IPC

Acute food insecurity emergency: Phase 4 of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC AFI). Affected households have significant food consumption gaps that lead to high acute malnutrition or excess mortality. They may also show extreme loss of livelihoods leading to large short-term food consumption gaps. IPC

Acute or moderate acute malnutrition: Inadequate weight for height associated with recent periods of hunger or illness, also called wasting. AAH

Adolescent pregnancy: Teenage pregnancy between 10 and 19 years old. Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are the leading causes of death for adolescents aged 15-19 worldwide. WHO

Advocacy: Action to advocate or intercede for others in the defense or protection of their rights and dignity. It differs from advocacy, understood as a process aimed at changing behaviors, attitudes, policies, and/or practices that affect specific populations or society as a whole. OCHA

Affected áreas: Area (population and environment) that suffers damage, defects, and deterioration of its structure and normal functioning due to the impacts of an event or crisis. LAW INSIDER

Affected people: Individuals and families who have lost or abandoned their homes when affected by a disaster or its consequences. CHILD FUND

Affected population in a humanitarian crisis: People who have been affected in a humanitarian crisis, regardless of their vulnerability, capacity, age, disability and any other characteristics they may use to define themselves. Not every affected person is in need of protection and humanitarian assistance. OCHA

Age: Different stages of people's lives to which the response to a humanitarian crisis should be sensitive considering its differentiated effects and life cycle needs. EU