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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18 Aug 2018 description

(Kabul, 19 August 2018): On World Humanitarian Day, citizens across the globe come together to rally support for people living in countries at war and to pay tribute to the first responders and aid workers who help them. Fighting and conflict in Afghanistan continue to take a brutal toll on people and aid workers. In the first six months of this year, 1,692 civilians were killed by conflict, the highest number in the past decade. This year, more than 130 schools were attacked and two health facilities were completely destroyed.

18 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

  • In the past two weeks, as the Government of Syria regained most of the South-West and local agreements were reached, hundreds of displaced families returned to their areas of orgin in Dara’a and Qunaitra Governorates.

  • The number of displaced people has reduced significantly, from an estimated 184,000 on 1 August to up to 57,000 people as of 16 August.

18 Aug 2018 description

TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 5.0 billion
TOTAL PLAN FUNDING US$ 1.6 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 3.4 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 347 million

17 Aug 2018 description

Lara Palmisano

Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.

CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.

17 Aug 2018 description

(Dakar, 17 août 2018) – Dans le cadre de la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire, la communauté humanitaire d’Afrique de l’ouest et du centre se réunit ce vendredi à Dakar en solidarité avec les personnes affectées par les crises humanitaires et la violence des conflits de la région. Le Bureau des Nations unies pour la Coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA) souligne que plus en plus de civils sont la cible directe ou indirecte d’incidents majeurs et que les humanitaires sont également victimes d’attaques croissantes dans cette partie du monde.

Maps & Infographics

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Jobs

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16 Aug 2018 description
job Closing date: 25 Aug 2018 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Human Resources Section of the Executive Office of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The incumbent reports to the head of section. OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises. We advocate for effective and principled humanitarian action by all, for all.

Responsibilities

15 Aug 2018 description
job Closing date: 28 Sep 2018 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Finance and Budget Section of the Executive Office (EO) of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in New York. The incumbent will report to the Executive Officer. The Budget and Finance Section in the Executive Office oversees the administration and management of OCHA's financial resources. OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises. We advocate for effective and principled humanitarian action by all, for all.

Training

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13 Dec 2017 description

OCHA’s sixth annual Global Humanitarian Policy Forum (GHPF) will take place on 13 December 2017 in New York under the theme of: “**Reaching for the future: Humanitarianism in 2030**.”

The event will explore the following overarching question: What is the scale and depth of change required by the humanitarian sector to contribute toward lifting the most vulnerable out of crises between now and 2030?

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.