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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26 Apr 2017 description
  • Due to the heavy rainfall throughout the country that started on 18 April, some communities in the northern and central areas of the Cibao region are currently displaced and without communications. Weather forecasts call for the rains to intensify over the coming weekend.

  • The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has placed 1 province on red alert, 9 provinces on yellow alert and 8 provinces on green alert over potential flash flooding in both urban and rural areas, rise in river levels and landslides.

26 Apr 2017 description
  • Debido a las lluvias intensas que se registran en todo el país - desde el 18 de abril - en las regiones del Cibao Central y Norte del país, con pronóstico de intensificarse durante el próximo fin de semana; algunas poblaciones se encuentran desplazadas e incomunicadas.

  • El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias (COE) mantiene (1) provincias en alerta roja, (9) en alerta amarilla y (8) en alerta verde por posibles Inundaciones repentinas - urbanas y rurales - crecidas de ríos, arroyos y afluentes, así como deslizamientos de tierra.

26 Apr 2017 description

OCHA ROLAC produces this report in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period of 13 April to 24 April 2017. This will be the last summary report unless there is a significant change in the situation.

Main Points

  • Sea temperature changes brought on by El Niño have unleashed heavy rainfall throughout Peru, Colombia and Ecuador in the first quarter of 2017.

  • Rainfall persists in some areas but has begun to let up in others.

26 Apr 2017 description

Como consecuencia de las fuertes lluvias que se presentaron el 20 de abril, once municipios del departamento de Chocó, resultaron afectados por inundaciones, vendavales y/o deslizamientos.

26 Apr 2017 description

En el barrio Primero de marzo en el municipio San Calixto, 81 personas (21 familias) han sido afectadas por deslizamientos que se registran desde la primera semana de abril. La situación de riesgo continúa por lo que la comunidad tuvo que ser evacuada. Colapsaron 5 viviendas y por lo menos 20 se encuentran afectadas y continúan en alto riesgo.

Maps / Infographics

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Training

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22 Aug 2016 description

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.