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

34,924 entries found
06 Jul 2015 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains fragile.
According to FAO’s Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) monitoring, food security conditions for agricultural dependent livelihoods are likely to deteriorate due to below average harvest outlook. However, pastoral dependent areas may see modest improvements following recent rains that improved pasture and water availability. A total of 3 million people need humanitarian and livelihood assistance including 731,000 in emergency and crisis.

06 Jul 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • Near term humanitarian prospects for Ethiopia are worrisome due to insufficient funding, combined with operational challenges.

  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women and other vulnerable South Sudanese asylum seekers need to be prioritized for registration and relocation to existing camps pending the opening of Pugnido II.

06 Jul 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 150 000 personnes menacées par l’insécurité alimentaire à Aru suite à la sécheresse et l’invasion des criquets migrateurs.

  • Ituri : le manque de moyens pour la prise en charge des cas de violences sexuelles et basées sur le genre expose la vie de nombreuses victimes.

  • Les incidents de protection en Ituri ont augmenté de plus de 56% entre mai et juin 2015.

Aperçu de la situation

06 Jul 2015 description

As of 25 June 2015, 39,738 families have returned to Khyber, South Waziristan Agency (SWA) and North Waziristan Agency (NWA). This includes 1,551 unregistered families to SWA, and 399 unregistered families to NWA. Returns to the newly de-notified Eidak village began as of 1 July. A security assessment and an inter-cluster needs assessment for the area is planned for next week.

06 Jul 2015 description

INDIA

Heavy rainfall across West Bengal caused landslides killing an estimated 40 people with many still missing.
Continuing rainfall is impeding relief efforts as the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) attempts to carry out rescue efforts.
There is a shortage of food and safe drinking water in the affected areas.

40 people dead

The NDRF is working alongside national disaster teams at the landslide sites. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue up to 9 Jul.

MYANMAR

Maps / Infographics

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Jobs

13 entries found
02 Jul 2015 description
job Closing date: 25 Jul 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Special Notice

This post is funded for a finite period of one year and may be subject to extension. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

02 Jul 2015 description
job Closing date: 18 Jul 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Special Notice

Appointment to this position is limited to a finite period of one (1) year, due to the incumbent being on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP). Further extension/s of appointment will be dependent upon the return of the incumbent who maintains a lien against this post. If the selected candidate is an internal staff member of the UN Secretariat, the selection will be recorded as a temporary assignment.

02 Jul 2015 description
job Closing date: 07 Jul 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Special Notice

This post is funded for a finite period of one year and may be subject to extension. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

01 Jul 2015 description
job Closing date: 30 Jul 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Special Notice

This post is funded for a finite period of one year and may be subject to extension. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or availability of the funds.

Recruitment for this position is done on a local basis, whether or not the candidate is a resident of the duty station.

30 Jun 2015 description
job Closing date: 29 Jul 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Special Notice

This post is funded for a finite period of one year and may be subject to extension. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Org. Setting and Reporting

Training

1 entries found
02 Jul 2015 description
training Registration deadline: 10 Jul 2015 Training date: 10 Jul 2015 UN Population Fund, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Women

Las adolescentes y las mujeres en situaciones de crisis corren un mayor riesgo de abuso y explotación sexual, violencia, embarazos no deseados e infecciones de transmisión sexual, debido a la falta de protección y al débil acceso a servicios de salud y prevención. Esta vulnerabilidad muchas veces es ignorada.