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

40,440 entries found
24 Sep 2016 description


  • Conmemoración del Día Mundial Humanitario

  • El impacto humanitario de las nuevas dinámicas del conflicto armado (IECAH)

  • Aumenta el desplazamiento intraurbano en el Catatumbo

  • Quinta edición del ejercicio de simulación SIMEX

Mitos y realidades del trabajo humanitario

Por Gerard Gómez, Jefe de la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios (OCHA) en Colombia.

24 Sep 2016 description

Au cours des neuf derniers mois, les acteurs humanitaires internationaux et nationaux opérant dans la Province du Nord-Kivu ont été victimes de neuf enlèvements, le dernier ayant eu lieu cette semaine dans le Territoire de Rutshuru. Je condamne sans réserve toutes ces attaques qui sont une illustration regrettable de la dégradation constante de l’environnement sécuritaire dans lequel évoluent les organisations humanitaires.

23 Sep 2016 description

Over 9 million people across the Lake Chad Basin are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Since 2015, CERF has provided more than $90 million for life-saving humanitarian assistance to 3 million people affected by the conflict and deepening food crisis.

23 Sep 2016 description

Governments, regional organizations and humanitarian agencies today pledged a major increase in life-saving support to the millions of people affected by the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Lake Chad Basin.

Heeding the call of United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, at a high-level event held on the margins of the UN General-Assembly, donors including Belgium, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States pledged over US$163 million in humanitarian support for the Lake Chad Basin, an area which straddles Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

Maps / Infographics

15,538 entries found


2 entries found
22 Sep 2016 description
job Closing date: 26 Sep 2016 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

CANADEM is seeking seasoned professionals - Canadian citizens and/or Canadian permanent residents - with previous relevant experience in humanitarian affairs and gender issues who are available for an immediate deployment to Nigeria as a seconded expert with OCHA for a 3 months contract. Below please find additional information.

21 Sep 2016 description
job Closing date: 19 Nov 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.


2 entries found
16 Sep 2016 description
training Registration deadline: 04 Oct 2016 Training date: 20 Nov 2016 to 25 Nov 2016 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

We are pleased to invite your organization to nominate candidates to participate in the United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) course. This UNCMCoord course aims to promote appropriate and effective humanitarian civil-military interactions in humanitarian emergencies through bolstered knowledge of and adherence to UN-CMCoord standards and principles. This includes the use of assets to better support the humanitarian community in providing emergency services to people-in-need.

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.