OCHA is the part of the United Nations responsible for working with humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA works in over 50 country and regional locations around the world, and has its headquarters in New York and Geneva.

OCHA’s mission includes the following:


  • 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.