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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25 Mar 2017 description

OCHA STARTS EIGHT-DAY MISSION IN TSHIKAPA

The mission aims to assess the needs of those who have been affected bythe violence that has ravaged the area in the past few months. This is the first of three missions planned in Kasai, Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental aimed at mapping out a suitable response to the needs of those displaced.

OVER 80 TONS OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED TO 46 PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ITURI

24 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Heavy rains have created emergencies in Peru and Ecuador. Rains are expected to continue through the weekend.

  • In Peru, 12 departments have been declared under a state of emergency for risks from the rising Amazon Rivers. Another seven departments have been declared under state of Sanitary Emergency due to worsening health risks.

24 Mar 2017 description

Este informe fue elaborado por OCHA con apoyo de UMAIC y con información de la Defensoría, y organizaciones del Comité Interinstitucional Humanitario Buenaventura-ELC Valle del Cauca

Flash Update No. 1: Desplazamiento masivo comunidades indígenas del resguardo Chagpien Tordó,
Litoral de San Juan (Chocó)

24 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Haute Kotto and Ouaka Prefectures remain areas of tension in need of assistance from the humanitarian community

  • Insecurity is hindering humanitarian action. By the end of February, the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan has only received 5% of the expected resources required for 2017. However, the humanitarian community remains ready to assist the areas of tension in spite of the humanitarian action's chronic under funding.

KEY NUMBERS

# displaced persons 402,240

Maps / Infographics

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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.