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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22 Sep 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees to Afghanistan increased significantly this week compared to last week’s figure of 112. Return of undocumented Afghans also increased compared to 367 individuals that returned between 3 and 9 September 2017.
Some 90% (1,204 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 97% (1,400 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

22 Sep 2017 description

The first cholera cases were identified in Borno State, north-east Nigeria, on 16 August, despite extensive efforts to improve sanitation conditions in camps and to raise awareness of the importance of best hygiene practices. The insurgency, and the efforts to quell it, have forcibly displaced 1.7 million people in north-east Nigeria, many of whom are living in dire conditions. To date, health partners have counted more than 3,140 confirmed and/or suspected cases and at least 53 cholera-related deaths.

22 Sep 2017 description

UN Headquarters, New York, New York, September 21 2017

Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, thank you.

When we met in Brussels in April, we heard strong statements of humanitarian commitment. Some $6 billion pledged by over 40 governments for this year, with a further $3.7 billion pledged for 2018.

22 Sep 2017 description

L’ouragan Maria qui reste toujours un Ouragan majeur de catégorie 3 sur l'échelle-Saffir Simpson a été localisé cet après-midi (jeudi 21 septembre 2017) à proximité des côtes Nord-est de la République Dominicaine. Il continuait son lent déplacement dans la direction Nord-Ouest avec une vitesse de 15km/h.
Cette trajectoire permet de garder Haïti à l'abri des effets directs de ce cyclone.

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job Closing date: 24 Sep 2017 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs


This position is in the United Nations for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC). The Regional Disaster Response Associate reports to the Head of the Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Within delegated authority, the Regional Disaster Response Associate will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Support the Regional Disaster Response Advisor:


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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.