United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (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.

At a Glance

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Organization Type

  • Multilateral Entity

Contact

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)   
United Nations Secretariat
33rd Floor
New York, NY 10017 USA

Organization Mission

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crisis. We advocate for effective and principled humanitarian action by all for all. 

Area of Focus

OCHA's five core functions are coordination, information management, advocacy, policy, and humanitarian financing. 

Areas of Expertise

Government Relations, Policy, Advocacy, Website, social media, online strategy, Data expertise

Innovations

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