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.
Conmemoración del Día Mundial Humanitario
El impacto humanitario de las nuevas dinámicas del conflicto armado (IECAH)
Aumenta el desplazamiento intraurbano en el Catatumbo
Quinta edición del ejercicio de simulación SIMEX
Mitos y realidades del trabajo humanitario
Por Gerard Gómez, Jefe de la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios (OCHA) en Colombia.
Au cours des neuf derniers mois, les acteurs humanitaires internationaux et nationaux opérant dans la Province du Nord-Kivu ont été victimes de neuf enlèvements, le dernier ayant eu lieu cette semaine dans le Territoire de Rutshuru. Je condamne sans réserve toutes ces attaques qui sont une illustration regrettable de la dégradation constante de l’environnement sécuritaire dans lequel évoluent les organisations humanitaires.
Over 9 million people across the Lake Chad Basin are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Since 2015, CERF has provided more than $90 million for life-saving humanitarian assistance to 3 million people affected by the conflict and deepening food crisis.
Governments, regional organizations and humanitarian agencies today pledged a major increase in life-saving support to the millions of people affected by the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Lake Chad Basin.
Heeding the call of United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, at a high-level event held on the margins of the UN General-Assembly, donors including Belgium, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States pledged over US$163 million in humanitarian support for the Lake Chad Basin, an area which straddles Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.
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CANADEM is seeking seasoned professionals - Canadian citizens and/or Canadian permanent residents - with previous relevant experience in humanitarian affairs and gender issues who are available for an immediate deployment to Nigeria as a seconded expert with OCHA for a 3 months contract. Below please find additional information.
SPECIAL NOTICE: Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match her/his suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving UN department.
We are pleased to invite your organization to nominate candidates to participate in the United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) course. This UNCMCoord course aims to promote appropriate and effective humanitarian civil-military interactions in humanitarian emergencies through bolstered knowledge of and adherence to UN-CMCoord standards and principles. This includes the use of assets to better support the humanitarian community in providing emergency services to people-in-need.