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.

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01 Dec 2015 description


 MIGRACIÓN: Unos 2,886 migrantes cubanos se encuentran en Costa Rica ubicados en 18 albergues. Los migrantes tienen visa temporal para transitar por Costa Rica, mientras la frontera con Nicaragua continúa cerrada.

 LLUVIAS & INUNDACIONES: Unas 2,000 personas están afectadas por inundaciones en varias regiones de Paraguay. Hay comunidades aisladas y se dificulta la entrega de ayuda.

01 Dec 2015 description


 MIGRATION: 2,886 Cuban migrants are in Costa Rica distributed in 18 shelters.
These migrants have a temporary visa to transit through Costa Rica, while the border with Nicaragua remains closed.

 RAINS & FLOODS: Around 2,000 people are affected by floods in several regions of Paraguay. Assistance to those affected is difficult in some isolated communities.

 COLD WAVE: Guatemala prepares for the cold season and has set up 81 emergency shelters. Authorities expect to receive about 10,000 people in these shelters.

01 Dec 2015 description

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on millions of people across the globe throughout 2015. East Africa, Southern Africa, the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and Central America will continue to be at risk of extreme weather, including below-normal rains and flooding, in early 2016. The humanitarian fallout in certain areas will include increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; and forced displacement.

01 Dec 2015 description
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• Initial winter assistance package well covered

• Alert system allows better winter response in the North

• Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2016 requires $2.48b to support 1.9 million vulnerable people in need

• Monthly food assistance increased to $21 per person until end of the year

• Livelihoods sector scores highest activity rate to date

• Security incidents impact humanitarian activities in Aarsal

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26 Oct 2015 description
job Closing date: 13 Dec 2015 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs


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. Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.