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 Jul 2016 description

La Alcaldía de Quibdó decretó el 21 de julio la calamidad pública debido a un vendaval y fuertes lluvias que se presentaron en la madrugada ese mismo día en el municipio. La UNGRD reporta que por lo menos unas 4.0281 familias resultaron damnificadas (cerca de unas 20.000 mil personas) en 60 barrios de la zona urbana. El Comité Departamental de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (CDGR) continúa con la consolidación del censo de damnificados; y con el apoyo de los organismos de socorro locales y la Fuerza Pública realiza una evaluación de necesidades.

26 Jul 2016 description
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Ibb, 26 July 2016: I am extremely concerned by reports of rising tensions in Taizz Governorate and in particular the reinforcement of the closure on Taizz city as well as the escalation of hostilities in the area of Al-Sarari.

26 Jul 2016 description

Burkina Faso : 4 morts, des milliers de personnes affectées par les inondations

Les 19 et 20 juillet, des inondations provoquées par des pluies torrentielles dans quatre régions, dont la capitale Ouagadougou, ont tué quatre personnes et affecté des milliers d'autres. Les autorités ont mis en place une cellule pour surveiller l'impact des pluies et activé le Comité national de secours d'urgence et de réhabilitation pour aider les personnes touchées par les inondations.

26 Jul 2016 description

Burkina Faso: Floods kill four, affect thousands

Floods triggered by torrential rains in four regions, including the capital Ouagadougou killed four people and affected thousands others on 19 and 20 July. The authorities have set up a cell to monitor the impact of the rains and activated the national emergency relief and rehabilitation committee to assist those affected by the floods.

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ECUADOR

El Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina (CAF) otorgó un préstamo por US$100 millones a Ecuador para apoyar en las gestiones de atención a los damnificados por el terremoto en la reconstrucción y readecuación de la infraestructura urbana y vivienda. El monto será canalizado para atender a 7,900 familias (alrededor de 40,000 personas) con la instalación de nuevos asentamientos.
Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina.

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Jobs

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26 Jul 2016 description
job Closing date: 02 Aug 2016 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Summary

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is seeking a Front-end Developer to join their newly formed Shared Digital Services (SDS) team within the Information Services Branch (ISB). OCHA currently maintains multiple web-based platforms that are used in humanitarian response. This position will encompass working on SDS-lead projects, collaborating on joint projects with other teams, and occasionally supporting other OCHA properties.

22 Jul 2016 description
job Closing date: 27 Jul 2016 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

CANADEM is seeking bilingual professionals (French/English) with previous experience in information management who are available for an immediate deployment to Cameroon as a seconded expert with OCHA for a 6-months contract.

21 Jul 2016 description
job Closing date: 29 Jul 2016 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Summary

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is seeking a junior Marketing & Communication Officer to join their newly formed Shared Digital Services (SDS) team within the Information Services Branch (ISB). OCHA currently maintains multiple web-based platforms that are used in humanitarian response. This position will encompass a range of objectives and thus duties.