Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

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 role is to bring together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. The core function of the organization is to mobilize and coordinate effective humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.

Current projects

Multi-sectoral rapid response assistance to conflict-affected communities in frontline and newly accessible areas in Eastern and Southern Ukraine
Support children’s equitable and inclusive access to quality education programs in a safe learning environment through a multi-sectoral emergency response in education (including child protection) and EHA in Kembé Sub-Prefecture
Technical and material support to local organizations and volunteer groups in Ukraine
Responding to the urgent needs for water, hygiene and sanitation, and shelter and non-food items of populations affected by displacement and flooding in the Tillabéri region
Integrated emergency response for displaced people and host communities in Sanmatenga and Namentenga provinces, Centre-North, Burkina Faso
Provision of emergency food assistance to IPC Phase 3 and 4 populations in Nuristan Province, in Mandol, Nurgaram, Parun, Wama and Waygal districts
Provision of Consultancy Services under Afghanistan Community Resilience and Livelihoods Project
Responding to the multi-sectoral humanitarian needs of directly conflict-affected and displaced populations
CCCM Multi-sectorial Service Provision and Coordination in ISETs in Mazar-e-Sharif and Jalalabad
Pillar 2 and 3: Localized and more accountable, inclusive and coordinated humanitarian response across pockets of vulnerability across Baalbek and a second location to be identified