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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28 Aug 2016 description

El 29 de julio 135 personas (35 familias), entre ellas 69 mujeres, 66 hombres y 53 menores de edad, se desplazaron de la vereda Zaragoza (municipio El Carmen) debido a la presencia de un Artefacto Explosivo Improvisado (AEI), cuya detonación afectó dos viviendas, y a los combates entre el Ejército y un Grupo Armado no Estatal en la carretera, que es la única entrada y salida de la vereda.

28 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Malnutrition affects 2.7 million people including a million children under the age of five.
Only 35 per cent of children with severe acute malnutrition are being reached and of those, only 25 per cent are actually cured.

• Despite access constraints, conflict and displacement, Medair delivers critical nutrition support in the South

t• More than 5,000 people Afghans are returning from Pakistan per day

28 Aug 2016 description

Resumen

  • El sismo ocurrido el 14 de agosto de 2016 de magnitud 5.2 ML, afectó 12 distritos de la provincia de Caylloma, declarándose en Estado de Emergencia (D.S. N° 062-2016-PCM) a 7 de ellos el 16 de agosto y declarándose en Estado de Emergencia (D.S. N° 065-2016-PCM) a 5 de ellos el 25 de agosto.

  • El último reporte del COEN - INDECI (Informe de Emergencia N° 624) reporta 10,967 personas afectadas en mayor o menor medida.

26 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The centrality of protection must be a priority in all phases of response (UNHCR)

• The humanitarian crisis in La Guajira and its impact on Wayúu women (Fundación Plan)

• The positive impact of the reduced participation of the FARC-EP in conflict-related events

• Concerns remain on the protection and practical needs of women and girls in a post agreement (GenCap)

Protection, a primary element to humanitarian action

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Jobs

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Training

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22 Aug 2016 description

This course has been prepared by KoBoToolbox at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative in collaboration with UNOCHA. The Humanitarian Needs Assessment E-learning program is designed to provide an overview of the Humanitarian Needs Assessment process.