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.

All Updates

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24 Jun 2016 description

Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 844,000 civilians in besieged, hard-to-reach and other priority cross-line locations with dire humanitarian needs. Many of these people we re reached more than once. A total of 57 UN inter-agency convoy have been undertaken, reaching over 725,000 people. UNRWA has also delivered 30 convoys with multi-sectoral assistance to 19,000 in YBB*, including thousands of residents in and from Yarmouk.

24 Jun 2016 description

New displacements and movements of IDPs have been reported especially in Borno State where over 5,000 people moved from Bama, Gwoza, Marte, Mafa and eastern parts of the State into camps as a result of ongoing conflict between the military and Boko Haram. In Yobe State about 17,000 internally displaced persons are reported to have returned to their areas of origin in Gujba and Gulani local government areas, which are still hard to reach for humanitarian actors. The humanitarian community continues to advocate for all returns and movement to be voluntary, dignified and safe.

24 Jun 2016 description

The objective of this document is to provide an update on the humanitarian situation at New Prison IDP Settlement. The context is constantly changing and as such partners are encouraged to liaise directly with OCHA Borno Office for further updates.

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Jobs

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15 Jun 2016 description
job Closing date: 26 Jun 2016 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Background

There are two main objectives for this consultancy.

  1. OCHA is working on enhancing the visibility and profile of the OCHA-managed Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs). Building a strong identity for the funds, combined with a solid outreach strategy, are key to open up the resource base, and establish more systematic fundraising for replenishing the CBPFs. This outreach aims at highlighting the critical role these funds play in saving lives in emergencies where they are operational.