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.

Updates

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06 Mar 2015 description

Les acteurs humanitaires gardent un œil vigilant sur les conséquences humanitaires des opérations en cours au Nord-Kivu et Sud-Kivu

06 Mar 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 5 000 personnes déplacées dans les Moyens et Hauts Plateaux d'Uvira
  • Des cas suspects de choléra réapparaissent dans la Zone de santé de Kalonge
  • Une campagne de vaccination contre la rougeole entamée le 3 mars à Kalehe.

Aperçu de la situation

06 Mar 2015 description

Key issues

West Bank

● 64 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli forces.

● A mosque and a church set on fire by Israeli settlers; and arson attack against a Jewish cemetery by Palestinians.

● Israeli authorities demolish three structures in Area C.

Gaza Strip

● Israeli forces open fire on 24 occasions in the Access Restricted Areas (ARA).

● One Palestinian dead and another severely injured by explosive remnants of war.

06 Mar 2015 description

Pocket areas that received inadequate seasonal rainfall in 2014 and/or had a poor harvest due to flooding or crop disease will remain vulnerable in early 2015. Released on 18 February, the nutrition hotspot classification for the first quarter of 2015 identified 338 nutrition hotspot woredas for priority intervention. The classification team also identified woredas that require emergency WaSH intervention.

FOOD SECURITY

05 Mar 2015 description
  • The situation in Tikrit District (Salah al-Din Governorate) remains tense on 5 March as fighting continues in the Governorate.

  • A limited number of families continue to arrive in Samarra City (5-8 families daily).

  • No assessment has yet been conducted by humanitarian partners, making it difficult to discern accurate displacement figures. Current estimates indicate hundreds of newly displaced families in Samarra over the past week.

Jobs

6 entries found
05 Mar 2015 description
job Closing date: 12 Mar 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Iraq, Erbil.

04 Mar 2015 description
job Closing date: 16 Mar 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Job Opening number:15--OCHA-40748-C-GENEVA

Duties and Responsibilities

Background

04 Mar 2015 description
job Closing date: 11 Mar 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Chad, Ndjamena. The Information Management Officer reports to the Deputy Head of Office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Within delegated authority, the Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

03 Mar 2015 description
job Closing date: 10 Mar 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Central African Republic, Bangui. The Public Information Officer P-3 reports to the Public Information Officer-P4 / Spokesperson.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Within delegated authority, the Public Information Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

02 Mar 2015 description
job Closing date: 09 Mar 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Regional Office for West and Central Africa, in Dakar, Senegal. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports directly to the Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Public Information Officer, under the overall leadership of the Head of Office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Training

2 entries found
20 Jan 2015 description
training Registration deadline: 14 Apr 2015 Training date: 15 Apr 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Asia-Pacific Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination, Introductory Session, Wednesday 15 April, Singapore OCHA ROAP hosted a regional Civil-Military Coordination Workshop on 16-17 October 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand. The objective of the workshop was to initiate a joint process involving host governments, militaries and the broader humanitarian community to agree on a common planning framework for response to predictable large-scale emergency events in the region.

20 Jan 2015 description
training Registration deadline: 12 Apr 2015 Training date: 13 Apr 2015 to 15 Apr 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

The Global Forum on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in support of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) will focus on the two WHS themes where civil-military coordination can contribute to generate discussions and formulate recommendations on how to set an innovative and forward-looking agenda for humanitarian action. These themes are: 1) Humanitarian Effectiveness and 2) Serving the Needs of People in Conflict.