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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24 Sep 2018 description
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Tripoli, 24 September 2018

I am deeply alarmed by the humanitarian impact of the escalation of hostilities in Tripoli. Eleven people have been killed, most of them civilians, and 18 injured in the past two days. This brings the total of civilian casualties since the beginning of hostilities to 115 fatalities and 560 injuries.

24 Sep 2018 description

UN Headquarters, New York, 24 September 2018

As delivered

We are here today because we all recognize that today’s humanitarian crises are pushing tens of millions of adolescent girls closer to the sharp edge of vulnerability. Humanitarian assistance must respond to the specific needs, vulnerabilities and capacities of adolescent girls if it is to be effective.

24 Sep 2018 description

The United Nations, World Bank, International Committee of the Red Cross, Microsoft Corp., Google and Amazon Web Services announced, in the margins of the General Assembly, an extraordinary global partnership to prevent future famines.

24 Sep 2018 description

Depuis mai 2018, de fortes pluies qui ont atteint leur maximum entre le 17 et le 19 août ont provoqué des inondations dans tout le pays. Celles-ci ont causé la mort de 15 personnes et des dégâts importants : 3 800 maisons ont été endommagées ou détruites et 70 points d'eau endommagés, et 1 700 têtes de bétail ont péri. Plus de 10 000 ménages sont sinistrés. Ces inondations risquent d'augmenter les besoins humanitaires des ménages vulnérables déjà affectés par les conflits, le manque d’accès aux services de base, l’insécurité alimentaire, et autres problématiques.

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Jobs

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24 Sep 2018 description
job Closing date: 30 Sep 2018 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Background

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the UN Secretariat department responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures that there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

Training

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21 Sep 2018 description
training Registration deadline: 26 Sep 2018 Training date: 26 Sep 2018 InterAction, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Save the Date: Peer Exchange on HCT Protection Strategies

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

9:30 – 11:30 am (New York, Washington DC)

2:30 – 4:30 pm (London); 3:30 – 5:30 pm (Geneva); 4:30 – 6:30 pm (Amman);

4:30 – 6:30 pm (Nairobi); 8:30 – 10:30 pm (Bangkok)

via Go-To-Webinar

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.