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.
The Syria Emergency Response Fund (ERF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the current situation in Syria and initiate life-saving humanitarian activities both inside Syria and in neighbouring countries.
Since its inception in March 2012, the ERF has received $79 million. To date, the ERF has allocated $76 million for 211 projects in Syria, Iraq, Jordan,Lebanon and Egypt. The total ERF balance is $3.6 million. 10 Projects amounting to $5.4 million are currently under review.
● One Palestinian killed in clashes with Israeli forces; decline in Palestinian injuries.
● A Palestinian man found hanged in West Jerusalem in disputed circumstances.
● Two families in Jerusalem receive punitive orders.
● Two Palestinians injured by detonation of unexploded ordnance.
● Accidental explosion of fuel infrastructure kills two and temporarily halts fuel delivery to Gaza Power Plant.
● Five trucks of specific commercial goods allowed entry to West Bank from Gaza.
Fighting in the conflict zone of eastern Ukraine is reportedly at its worst since a ceasefire agreement was reached in early September. Ceasefire violations are reported daily and shelling has intensified in parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Insecurity compounded by winter weather and reduced or limited social services are increasing the vulnerability and need of affected populations.
The humanitarian community continues to scale-up humanitarian assistance activities and presence in response to growing needs.
Entre abril y octubre de 2014, se han presentado frecuentes enfrentamientos armados entre el Ejército y grupos armados no estatales en zona rural y urbana del municipio de San Calixto (Norte de Santander), en la región del Catatumbo. Las condiciones de seguridad en la zona, tras el evento más reciente -el día 5 de octubre-, limitaron el acceso de organizaciones del Equipo Humanitario Local (EHL) para realizar una evaluación MIRA para conocer las necesidades humanitarias de la población.
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) requires a consultant to conduct a content audit across legacy systems to create a content migration and disposition plan for clients moving toward OCHA’s new document management and collaboration platform. This work will include identifying the most commonly produced documents across all legacy systems and developing a retention schedule for the management of these documents.
Corporate Information Services (CIS), is an arm of the Information Services Branch of OCHA, with offices in New York and Geneva and serving clients in 30+ country offices. CIS is currently seeking a Digital Services Process Consultant to work closely with CIS to assist in the transition from delivering traditional ICT help desk services to delivering direct and remote support for OHCA’s key strategic and operational information products.
The CERF secretariat is looking for an energetic, diligent, and professional contractor to support the improvement of the fund’s online grant management system.
5 DECEMBER 2014, 09:30-10:30am,
Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium, UNHQ
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is pleased to invite you to the launch of the latest publication by Mr. Martin Barber:
“BLINDED BY HUMANITY”
On 3 and 4 December 2014, humanitarian practitioners, academics, private-sector representatives, international organizations, non-governmental and government representatives will gather in New York for the 2014 Global Humanitarian Policy Forum, convened by OCHA’s Policy Analysis and Innovation Section.
At 10am on 3 December, the Forum will commence with a public, high-level Symposium that will debate the concept of humanitarian interoperability.
The Humanitarian Symposium will feature a diverse group of participants*, including: