Glossary

Tanker trucks: Rapid means of transporting water to areas requiring a safe water supply during the initial phases of an emergency.WHO

Teacher disqualification: The process by which highly qualified and well-trained teachers are replaced by less qualified teachers qualified with a minor, minimum vocational training or null, resulting in a decrease in educational standards and the status of the profession.UNESCO

Teachers by contract: Teachers who are employed on a temporary and contractual basis, often in response to the difficulties of capturing a sufficient number of qualified teachers, or to meet budget restrictions. They usually count with less training and remuneration, as well as with less job security than permanent or contract teachers civil service.TCTA

Teaching in several shifts: When the supply of educational centers (and/or teachers) is not suitable for providing an on-call education unique for all students, teachers teach students in two or more shifts; often this harms the quality of education, the morale of teachers and the state of education in general.UNESCO

Technological threats: Processes or events originated from accidents, hazardous procedures, infrastructure failures, human activities, or may result from the impact of a natural hazard-related event.UNESCO

Teenagers: Persons between childhood and adulthood (10-19 years of age) who are entitled to all rights and protection of girls and boys, if they are under 18 years of age.ECPAT

Telecommunications services: Remote communication services that are carried out by electrical or electromagnetic means. In humanitarian emergencies, the World Food Programme (WFP) provides telecommunications and information technology services to establish connectivity in hard-to-reach locations.LAW INSIDER

Telework: Remote work carried out with the help of telecommunication means and/or a computer.ILO

Territorial control of irregular groups: Control of territories by groups or organizations acting outside the rule of law or in parallel with the order and jurisdiction of States (parastatals) or armies (paramilitaries).HSDL

Torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment: Act to intentionally cause severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, to a person to obtain from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing, intimidating, discriminating or coercing him or a third person, committed by public officials, at his instigation or with his consent.OHCHR