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

Trafficking and human smuggling: Recruitment, transport, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons, under threat, use of force, coercion, or abuse of power, for exploitation, including sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, and/or slavery. UNHCR

Trained health personnel: Teams of staff with certified knowledge, practices, and experience to devote themselves, in whole or in part, to improving people's health. It includes medical, nursing, birthing, bioanalysis and pharmacy staff and auxiliary, maintenance and management workers in health centers and health districts. WHO

Transitional justice: A variety of processes and mechanisms associated with a society's attempts to resolve problems arising from a past of large-scale abuse, in order to hold those responsible accountable, bring about justice and achieve reconciliation. OHCHR

Treatment units: An integrated or separate entity from a health center that performs medical procedures in specific areas. WHO

Tuberculosis: Disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterium that almost always affects the lungs. It is curable and preventable. WHO