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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08 Feb 2016 description

(New York, 8 February 2016) I am gravely concerned by reports that over 30,000 civilians have been displaced from Aleppo city and other areas in northern Syria over the past week, by heavy clashes and aerial bombardment by the Government of Syria, allied forces and armed groups. About 80 per cent of them are estimated to be women and children. We have reports that civilians have been killed and injured, and that civilian infrastructure, including at least two hospitals, has been hit.

08 Feb 2016 description

Al menos 140 familias, 700 personas se encuentran afectadas por un movimiento en masa – agrietamiento- que se presenta en el Resguardo de Aponte, Municipio de Tablón de Gómez, habitado principalmente por indígenas de la etnia Inga. Producto del movimiento, 130 viviendas han resultado afectadas; 42 familias se encuentran albergadas en casas de vecinos y esperan recibir subsidio de arrendamiento; un número no determinado de familias se ha desplazado hacía otros lugares donde familiares (Pasto, Ipiales, entre otros).

08 Feb 2016 description

Depuis octobre 2014, le contexte sécuritaire volatile qui règne au nord de Beni est un vrai cassetête pour les acteurs humanitaires. La lutte que livrent depuis janvier 2014 les Forces armées de la République démocratique du Congo (FARDC) aux Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) -- le groupe armé que de nombreux observateurs nationaux et internationaux estiment être responsables de tueries et de massacres dans la région -- a forcé des milliers de personnes à quitter leurs villages pour se réfugier dans des zones urbaines, dites plus sécurisées.

08 Feb 2016 description

Ongoing peace talks between the GoC and the FARC-EP represent a major opportunity to end 50 years of conflict. Despite the positive impact of the peace process on some indicators, violence caused by all armed groups continues to cause forced displacement, landmine contamination, sexual violence and recruitment of children and adolescents. Colombia's propensity for natural disasters combines with armed violence events to create double vulnerability for much of the population.

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Jobs

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05 Feb 2016 description
job Closing date: 19 Feb 2016 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

JOB PROFILE

Event Coordination Intern (unpaid), World Humanitarian Summit secretariat

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships: The position will be located in the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat, in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in New York. The Event Coordination Intern will work within the Event Coordination team of the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat and ultimately report to the Event Coordination Specialists.

02 Feb 2016 description
job Closing date: 25 Feb 2016 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Special Notice

02 Feb 2016 description
job Closing date: 25 Feb 2016 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Special Notice

11 Jan 2016 description
job Closing date: 19 Feb 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.