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.

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03 Dec 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Le 24 novembre, 714 enfants et femmes ont été transférés par les autorités tchadiennes à leurs chefs de cantons d’origine.

  • Environ 333 hommes, femmes et enfants sont toujours retenus au lycée de Baga Sola dont le statut reste à être déterminé par les autorités compétentes.

  • A la date du 02 décembre 2016, 62 enfants suspectés d’association à un groupe armés ont été accueillis au CTO.

03 Dec 2016 description


  • On 24 November, 714 children and women were transferred by the Chadian authorities to the leaders of their areas of origin (chef de canton).

  • Some 333 men, women and children are still being held at Baga Sola high school; the status of these people has yet to be determined by the competent authorities.

  • As at 2 December, 62 children suspected of association with an armed group have been brought to the CTO1 in Bol.

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  • About 1,250 people have reportedly returned from Chad to Habila locality, West Darfur, according to HAC.

  • 2016 harvest in Sudan is expected to be above‑average levels, as the 2016 rainy season has been favourable, according to FAO.

  • On 23 November, SPLM-N signed an Action Plan with the UN to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in conflict.

  • The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign has started in Sudan.


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  • Hostilities continued over the last 48 hours, with no report of additional displacement on 2 December. An estimated 31,500 people from east Aleppo remain displaced within the entire city of Aleppo in the last 4 days.

  • IDPs interviewed by the UN describe a catastrophic humanitarian situation in the remaining neighborhoods, with increased food scarcity translating into further price increases. At least 400 critically wounded or sick people require immediate evacuation from besieged areas of Eastern Aleppo.

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21 Sep 2016 description
job Closing date: 31 Dec 2016 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

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.


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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.