OCHA
International Organization based in United States of America

OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

OCHA's mission is to:

  • Mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies.

  • Advocate the rights of people in need.

  • Promote preparedness and prevention.

  • Facilitate sustainable solutions.

UPDATES

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Colombia - Desplazamiento masivo en Guapi (Cauca) Flash Update No. 1 (19/09/2014)

Entre el 9 y el 13 de septiembre, más de 205 personas (42 familias) de las comunidades El Partidero, Buenavista y Calle Honda, en zona rural de Guapi - costa pacífica del Cauca-, se desplazaron al casco urbano del municipio a causa de enfrentamientos entre miembros de las FARC-EP y la Fuerza Pública. El municipio no cuenta con un sitio de albergue con condiciones suficientes para atender la emergencia. La población indígena de El Partidero (12 familias, 49 personas) se alberga en el centro cultural cuya infraestructura no es apta y se presenta hacinamiento.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Colombia – Desplazamiento masivo por incendio en comunidad indígena, Riohacha (La Guajira) Flash Update No. 1 (19/09/2014)

Un incendio ocurrido el 20 de agosto, causó que al menos 165 personas (40 familias), miembros de la comunidad indígena WiwaZanAñi, perdieran sus viviendas, cuatro casas sagradas, la escuela y la enfermería de la comunidad, ubicada en el Corregimiento Juan y Medio -sur oeste del municipio de Riohacha (La Guajira). El incendio presuntamente habría sido causado por un grupo armado no identificado.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Chad + 1 other
Chad Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 04 | 1 June - 30 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A new site has been opened to accommodate Chadian returnees who fled CAR via Cameroon.

  • Two flights with urgently needed relief supplies arrived in the south of Chad.

  • Profiling shows the importance of durable solutions for the people who fled CAR to Chad.

  • Introduction of free health care for children and pregnant mothers remains a challenge in Kanem region.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia August 2014 | Issued on 19 September 2014

Latest findings show that 43,800 children in Somalia are so severely malnourished they will die if they do not receive medical treatment and therapeutic food.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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2014-2016 Revised Strategic Response Plan Nigeria (August 2014)

In addition to escalating conflicts, a cholera outbreak has demonstrated the frailties of Nigeria's health system. The imminent rainy season and a worrying trend in measles are also likely to challenge such capacities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

JOBS

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Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Deputy Head of Office P-5

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2014 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinshasa. The Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Deputy Head of Office reports to the Head of Office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Within delegated authority, the Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Deputy Head of Office will be responsible for the following duties:

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Humanitarian Affairs Officer (Civil-Military Coordination) P-3

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2014 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ORG. SETTING AND REPORTING:

The Humanitarian Affairs Officer P3 reports directly to the Head of the Policy and Publications Unit, located under the Chief of the Civil-Military Coordination Section (CMCS), within the Emergency Services Branch (ESB), Geneva, Switzerland.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Humanitarian Affairs Officer is responsible for the day to day support on civil-military coordination matters to OCHA’s regional and country offices. Specific responsibilities are:

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Humanitarian Affairs Officer - UNOCHA

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2014 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Background

The situation in Somalia remains fragile with continued political instability, climatic variability, and lack of basic social services. OCHA’s role is to coordinate effective and principled inter-agency humanitarian response and ensure that relief assistance reaches the people who need it in a timely manner.

In line with OCHA’s global mission, OCHA Somalia continues to:

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Information Management Officer P-4

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2014 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

BACKGROUND: This Temporary Vacancy Announcement (TVA) is issued in order to populate the OCHA Associates Surge Pool (ASP). OCHA will pre-select qualified and suitable individuals to become members of the ASP, in order that they might be recruited on a temporary appointment basis for short-term field assignments in new emergencies, or to fill critical staffing gaps.

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Information Management Officer P-3

Job
Closing date: 27 Sep 2014 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

BACKGROUND: This Temporary Vacancy Announcement (TVA) is issued in order to populate the OCHA Associates Surge Pool (ASP). OCHA will pre-select qualified and suitable individuals to become members of the ASP, in order that they might be recruited on a temporary appointment basis for short-term field assignments in new emergencies, or to fill critical staffing gaps.