OCHA Annual Report 2013
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the part of the United Nations responsible for supporting humanitarian organizations and Governments around the world to ensure a fast, flexible and coherent response to disasters and other emergencies.
In 2013, OCHA coordinated humanitarian assistance for 81.2 million people affected by the world’s worst crises. It had an operating budget of US$277.3 million.
2013 was a challenging year for the global humanitarian system. Three level-three (L3) emergencies— the highest-level crises for the UN and partner agencies— were declared during the year: the Central African Republic (CAR), the Philippines and Syria.
In addition, crises in Mali and South Sudan were designated as “corporate emergencies”, triggering OCHA’s highest response.