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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20 Nov 2018 description

Faits saillants

• 23 000 personnes dans le nord de la ville de Beni ont besoin d’assistance humanitaire
• 76 000 personnes ont reçu 631 tonnes de vivres du PAM dans le Territoire de Rutshuru

Aperçu de la situation

20 Nov 2018 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA RDC en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il couvre la période du 1er au 16 novembre 2018. Un troisième rapport sera publié aux environs du 30 novembre pour présenter une mise à jour.

Faits saillants

  • Selon les sources officielles congolaises, 362 097 personnes sont retournées de l’Angola entre le 1er Octobre et le 10 novembre, alors qu’un nouvel afflux est à craindre.

20 Nov 2018 description

Tripoli, 20 November 2018

The humanitarian community is saddened by the turn of events in Misrata, where 79 refugees and migrants who remained onboard a commercial vessel since 10 November were forced to disembark the boat. We regret the reports that some of the people onboard were injured during the forced disembarkation and transferred to the public hospital. Refugees and migrants on board included Ethiopian, Eritrean, South Sudanese, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Somali nationals.

20 Nov 2018 description


• Yazidi activist Nadia Murad named the co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
• Access constraints impact humanitarian delivery
• Humanitarians and local authorities respond to heavy floods
• Tent replacement and kerosene needed as winter approaches
• Coordination with Government Counterparts ongoing.
• IHF has $40m available for Second Standard Allocation
• Iraq HRP is 97 per cent funded

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19 Nov 2018 description
job Closing date: 26 Nov 2018 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Data Literacy Team Lead


Job categoriesIT

Vacancy codeVA/2018/B5004/16787


Department/officeNYSC, SDC, Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio

Duty stationHome based

Contract typeInternational ICA

Contract levelIICA-3

Duration6 months (with possibility of extension)

Application period12-Nov-2018 to 26-Nov-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.


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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.